A Bronze Age Landscape in the Russian Steppes: The Samara by David W. Anthony,Dorcas R. Brown,Aleksandr A. Khokhlov,Pavel

By David W. Anthony,Dorcas R. Brown,Aleksandr A. Khokhlov,Pavel F. Kuznetsov,Oleg D. Mochalov

the 1st English-language monograph that describes seasonal and everlasting overdue Bronze Age settlements within the Russian steppes, this is often the ultimate record of the Samara Valley venture, a U.S.-Russian archaeological research carried out among 1995 and 2002. It explores the altering association and subsistence assets of pastoral steppe economies from the Eneolithic (4500 BC) during the overdue Bronze Age (1900–1200 BC) throughout a steppe-and-river valley panorama within the center Volga area, with specific realization to the function of agriculture in the course of the strange episode of sedentary, settled pastoralism that unfold around the Eurasian steppes with the Srubnaya and Andronovo cultures (1900–1200 BC). 3 fantastic discoveries have been made by means of the SVP archaeologists: agriculture performed no function within the LBA nutrition around the area, a shock given the settled residential development; a special wintry weather ritual used to be practiced at Krasnosamarskoe regarding puppy and wolf sacrifices, potentially regarding male initiation ceremonies; and overlapping spheres of legal responsibility, cooperation, and association operated at diverse scales to combine teams outlined through politics, economics, and formality behaviors.

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