The Secondary Products Revolution, Horse-Riding, and Mounted Warfare

  title={The Secondary Products Revolution, Horse-Riding, and Mounted Warfare},
  author={David Anthony and Dorcas Brown},
  journal={Journal of World Prehistory},
Andrew Sherratt included horseback riding and chariotry in his conception of the Secondary Products Revolution, but his emphasis on the role of horses in warfare and on a Near Eastern influence in the earliest episode of horse domestication is viewed here as as an important shortcoming in his understanding of the process of horse domestication. Current evidence indicates that horses were domesticated in the steppes of Kazakhstan and Russia, certainly by 3500 BC and possibly by 4500 BC. Tribal… 
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