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Masters of the steppe. The impact of the Scythians and later nomad societies of Eurasia. London: 2020. [ ]

Masters of the Steppe: the Impact of the Scythians and Later Nomad Societies of Eurasia.

Proceedings of a conference held at the British Museum, 27-29 October 2017.

// London: Archaeopress. 2020. 802 p.; 604 fig., 21 tabl. Ed. St.J. Simpson, S. Pankova. Printed ISBN 9781789696479. Epublication ISBN 9781789696486




List of Contents.


List of Figures. v (. academia.edu)

Hartwig Fischer. Foreword. xviii (. academia.edu)

Mikhail Piotrovsky. Foreword. xix (. academia.edu)

Preface and acknowledgements. xx


Svetlana V. Pankova, St John Simpson. Introduction. 1 (. academia.edu)


Hans T. Bakker. The Sasanian and Gupta empires and their struggle against the Huns. 16

Thomas J. Barfield. Supersize me: political aspects of monumental tomb building in early steppe empires. 30

Arman Z. Beisenov. Saka Animal Style: the mysterious picture on a carved bone container from central Kazakhstan. 43

Alexandru Berzovan. A Scythian treasure in the lands of the Getae: considerations regarding the hoard of Stâncești. 51

Nikolaus Boroffka. Interactions between mobile pastoralists and settled agricultural societies in central Asia: examples from the work of the Eurasia Department of the German Archaeological Institute (DAI). 64

Konstantin V. Chugunov. The Arzhan-2 royal funerary-commemorative complex: stages of function and internal chronology. 79

Marina Daragan. Scythian archers of the 4th century BC: a new archaeological study of excavated bows, arrows and quivers from the northern Black Sea region. 103

Caroline de Guitaut, LVO. Fabergé and the gold making tradition in Russia. 125

Henri-Paul Francfort. Scythians, Persians, Greeks and horses: reflections on art, culture, power and empires in the light of frozen burials and other excavations. 134

Margarita Gleba, Ina Vanden Berghe, Marina Daragan. Textiles, dyes and pigments of the European Scythians: preliminary analyses of materials from southern Ukraine. 156

O. Gorskaya. Scythian gold from 19th century private collections in the Department of the Ancient World in the State Hermitage Museum. 167

Clément Holé, Aude Mongiatti, St John Simpson. Scientific study of the etching process used on ancient carnelian beads. 176

James A. Johnson. Trade, community and labour in the Pontic Iron Age forest-steppe region, c. 700-200 BC. 198

Vladimir A. Kisel. The predator scene in Scythian Animal Style as a socio-political indicator. 210

Elena Korolkova. Animal Style art: influences and traditions in the nomadic world. 216

Sébastien Lepetz, K. Debue, D. Batsukh. To accompany and honour the deceased: the horses from the graves of the Pazyryk culture. 227

Lloyd Llewellyn-Jones. The royal *gaunaka: dress, identity, status and ceremony in Achaemenid Iran. 248

Mike Loades. Scythian archery. 258

Yana Lukpanova. A priestly burial from the Taksai-1 cemetery. 268

Leonid S. Marsadolov. The Okunev culture: a unique Siberian civilisation and its links with Scythian and later cultures. 281

Andrew Meek, Nikolai N. Nikolaev, St John Simpson. Scientific analyses of some glass beads from Scythian and later sites in southern Siberia. 296

Elena Miklashevich. Petroglyphs of the Scythian period in the Oglakhty mountains (Republic of Khakassia, Russia): new materials and problems of attribution. 302

Raphael S. Minasyan. Scythian and Sarmatian weapons with gold decoration. 320

Aude Mongiatti, Elena Korolkova. Gold of Peter the Great: Scythian goldsmithing techniques. 327

Eileen Murphy, Yuri Chistov. Life and death in the Scythian world of southern Siberia: a social bioarchaeological study of the mobile pastoralists from Aymyrlyg. 355

Maria Ochir-Goryaeva. Pazyryk horse masks of Gorny Altai. 367

Svetlana V. Pankova. Mummies and mannequins from the Oglakhty cemetery in southern Siberia. 373 (. academia.edu)

Svetlana V. Pankova, Elena A. Mikolaychuk, Lyudmila S. Gavrilenko, Leonid S. Marsadolov. Textile finds from the central burials of the Arzhan-1 barrow in Tuva. 397 (. academia.edu)

Sergei Polin. The Sarmatian conquest of the northern Pontic region: the state of the art of the problem. 431

Sergei Polin, Marina Daragan. The royal Scythian Alexandropol kurgan based on new research data of 20042009. 444

Sergej Polin, Marina Daragan, Kseniia Bondar. New investigations of Scythian kurgans and their periphery in the lower Dnieper region: non-destructive measurements and archaeological proof. 472

Tatyana V. Ryabkova. The formation of the early Scythian cultural complex of the Kelermes cemetery in the Kuban region of the north Caucasus. 483

A.K. Satubaldin, S.A. Yarygin, A. Mongiatti, D. OFlynn, J. Lang. The results of new scientific analyses of gold bracelets from Taksai-1 and an iron sword from Issyk in the National Museum of the Republic of Kazakhstan. 498

Ekaterina A. Shablavina. Secrets of Achaemenid production of personal ornaments and vessels. 509

Daniil P. Shulga. Jiang Yuan and north Chinese nomads. 520

P. I. Shulga. Mysterious transformations of the Scythian cultures in the 6th and 3rd centuries BC. 522

St John Simpson. Etched or bleached? Traded or copied? Comments on the dating and distribution of a distinctive type of decorated carnelian bead found from India to Eurasia from the early 1st millennium BC to the early medieval period. 525

Nikolay Yu. Smirnov. In hoc signo vinces: the victory of the Scythians over the offspring of their slaves as a manifestation of divine providence (Herodotus, The Histories 4.1 [3], 3, 4). 544

Luke Spindler, Margarita Gleba, Marina Daragan, Matthew Collins. Testing Herodotus: leather species identification of Scythian quivers using new scientific methods. 551

Elena V. Stepanova. Saddles of the Hun-Sarmatian period. 561 (. academia.edu)

Lâtife Summerer, Yana Lukpanova. The wooden comb of the golden lady: a new battle image from the Taksai-1 kurgan (western Kazakhstan). 588

Natalia A. Sutiagina, Daria A. Kukina. Finds from the Noin-Ula kurgans at an exhibition in Berlin in 1929 (based on materials from the archive of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Institute of the History of Material Culture). 605 (. academia.edu)

Timothy Taylor, Christine M. Havlicek, Christopher I. Beckwith. The Scythian empire: reassessing steppe power from western and eastern perspectives. 616

Denis Topal. Antennae of Scythian akinakai: from abstraction to realism, there and back again. 627

Burzine Waghmar. Settled rather than saddled Scythians: the easternmost Sakas. 643 (. academia.edu)

Raphael Wong. Steppe Style in southeast Gansu province (China) in the 4th and 3rd centuries BC. 650


Conclusions. 660 (. academia.edu)

The contributors. 680

Bibliography. 687 (. .pdf, 787 )

Index. 761




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