Nomads of Eurasia (New Book)

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The Center for the Study Eurasian Nomads, Kazahh / American Research
Project, Inc., announces the publication in English of:


Jeannine Davis-Kimball, Vladimir S. Bashilov, and Leonid T. Yablonsky, Eds.

An anthology focusing on the Scythian, Sauromatian, Sarmatian, and
Saka Early Nomads who inhabited the Eurasian steppes in the 1st millennium
B.C. from southern Russia, through Kazakhstan and southern Siberia, and as
far east as western Mongolia. The essays, written by ten of the foremost
archaeologists from the Institute of Archaeology, Russian Academy of
Sciences, present a survey of archaeological excavations conducted
primarily between 1960 and 1990.
Topics include the historiography of pre-Soviet and Soviet
excavations, religious beliefs, lifeways, and migratory patterns of the
nomads. Archaeological cultures from the Scythians in the north Caucasus,
southeastern Europe, and the Crimea are complemented by the Sauromatians
and Sarmatians in the Volga-Don interfluvial, the Saka in Central Asia, the
Scythians in Siberia, and the Early Nomads in Outer Mongolia.
The overwhelming majority of the material, including the
illustrations, has never been published in English before this volume.

Hardcover, 443 pp., 490 illustrations, 19 maps, 32 pp bibliography, index,
index of contemporary authors
California 8% tax
ISBN 1-885979-00-2
Zinat Press, Berkeley, California, 1995

Order to:

Center for the Study of Eurasian Nomads
Kazakh / American Research Project, Inc.
1607 Walnut Street
Berkeley, CA 94709 U.S.A.

or e-mail:

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Overseas Air $20.00

Table of Contents

Jeannine Davis-Kimball v

Vladimir A. Bashilov and Leonid T. Yablonsky xi

List of Figures xvii

List of Maps xxxi

List of Dendograms xxxi

Part I. The Scythians 1

Chapter 1. Scythian Culture in the North Caucasus
Vladimir G. Petrenko 5

Chapter 2. Scythians of Southeastern Europe
Anna I. Melyukova 27

Chapter 3. Scythian Culture in the Crimea
Valery S. Olkhovsky 63

Part II. The Sauromatians and Sarmatians 83

Chapter 4. A Brief Review of the History of the Sauromatian and
Sarmatian Tribes
Marina G. Moshkova 85

Chapter 5. History of the Studies of the Sauromatian and Sarmatian
Marina G. Moshkova 91

Chapter 6. Sauromatians and Sarmatians of the Eurasian Steppes:
The Transitional Period from the Bronze Age
Vladimir V. Dvornichenko 101

Chapter 7. Sauromatian Culture
Vladimir V. Dvornichenko 105

Chapter 8. Early Sarmatian Culture
Zoya A. Barbarunova 121

Chapter 9. Middle Sarmatian Culture
Marina G. Moshkova 137

Chapter 10. Late Sarmatian Culture
Marina G. Moshkova 149

Chapter 11. Sarmatians in the North Caucasus
Maya P. Abramova 165

Chapter 12. Sarmatians: Some Concluding Remarks
Marina G. Moshkova 185

Part III. The Saka in Central Asia 189

Chapter 13. Written Sources and the History of Archaeological Studies
of the Saka in Central Asia
Leonid T. Yablonsky 193

Chapter 14. The Material Culture of the Saka and Historical
Leonid T. Yablonsky 201
Central Kazakhstan 209
Lower Syr Darya and Amu Darya River Regions 216
The Tien Shan Mountains and the Semirechiye 232
Ferghana Valley, Tien Shan, and Pamir Mountains

Chapter 15. Some Ethnogenetical Hypotheses
Leonid T. Yablonsky 241

Part IV. Scythians in Siberia 253

Chapter 16. History of Studies and the Main Problems in the
Archaeology of Southern Siberia During the Scythian Period
Nikolai A. Bokovenko 255

Chapter 17. Tuva During the Scythian Period
Nikolai A. Bokovenko 265

Chapter 18. Scythian Culture in the Altai Mountains
Nikolai A. Bokovenko 285

Chapter 19. The Tagar Culture in the Minusinsk Basin
Nikolai A. Bokovenko 299

Part V. Early Nomads of Mongolia 315

Chapter 20. Early Nomads of Mongolia
Vitali V. Volkov 319

Bibliographic Abbreviations 335

Bibliography 339

Index 375

Index of Contemporary Authors 399