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Some problems in the study of the chronology of the ancient nomadic cultures in Eurasia (9th - 3rd centuries BC)

Alekseev, A.Y. et al. (2002) Some problems in the study of the chronology of the ancient nomadic cultures in Eurasia (9th - 3rd centuries BC). Geochronometria, 21 . pp. 143-150.

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Abstract

This research is focused on the chronological investigations of ancient nomads belonging to the Scythian cultures which occupied the steppe and forest-steppe zones of Eurasia during the 9th-3rd centuries BC. The 14C dates for the pre-scythian and early scythian time in both Europe and Asia are presented and compared to their chronological position based on archaeological evidence. The first 14C dates have been produced for the Scythian time monuments located in the Lower Volga River basin, Urals and Transurals regions. Their chronological positions are compared with the position of the monuments of Southern Siberia and Central Asia. It was shown that the nomadic cultures belonging to the Scythian culture began to exist over the wide territory of Eurasia from the 9th-8th centuries cal BC and there are some monuments which may be synchronous to the Arzhan royal barrow (the oldest monument known). A list of new 14C dates and a map of the monuments are presented.

Item Type:Article
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s):Cook, Prof Gordon
Authors: Alekseev, A.Y., Bokovenko, N.A., Boltrik, Y., Chugunov, K.A., Cook, G., Dergachev, V.A., Kovaliukh, N., Possnert, G., van der Plicht, J., Scott, E.M., Sementsov, A., Skripkin, V., Vasiliev, S., and Zaitseva, G.
Subjects:C Auxiliary Sciences of History > CC Archaeology
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > Scottish Universities Environmental Research Centre
Journal Name:Geochronometria
Publisher:Institute of Physics,Silesian University of Technology
Copyright Holders:© Copyright Institute of Physics,Silesian University of Technology
First Published:First published in Geochronometria 21:143-150
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher

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