Multiregional Emergence of Mobile Pastoralism and Nonuniform Institutional Complexity across Eurasia

  title={Multiregional Emergence of Mobile Pastoralism and Nonuniform Institutional Complexity across Eurasia},
  author={Michael Frachetti},
  journal={Current Anthropology},
  pages={2 - 38}
  • Michael Frachetti
  • Published 2012
  • Sociology
  • Current Anthropology
  • In this article I present a new archaeological synthesis concerning the earliest formation of mobile pastoralist economies across central Eurasia. I argue that Eurasian steppe pastoralism developed along distinct local trajectories in the western, central, and (south)eastern steppe, sparking the development of regional networks of interaction in the late fourth and third millennia BC. The “Inner Asian Mountain Corridor” exemplifies the relationship between such incipient regional networks and… CONTINUE READING
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