The Urals and Western Siberia in the Bronze and Iron Ages

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This book is the first synthesis of the archaeology of the Urals and Western Siberia. It presents a comprehensive overview of the late prehistoric cultures of these regions, which are of key importance for the understanding of long-term changes in Eurasia. At the crossroads of Europe and Asia, the Urals and Western Siberia are characterized by great environmental and cultural diversity which is reflected in the variety and richness of their archaeological sites. Based on the latest achievements of Russian archaeologists, this study demonstrates the temporal and geographical range of its subjects starting with a survey of the chronological sequence from the late fourth millennium BC to the early first millennium AD. Recent discoveries contribute to an understanding of issues such as the development of Eurasian metallurgy, technological and ritual innovations, pastoral nomadism and its role in Eurasian interactions, and major sociocultural fluctuations of the Bronze and Iron Ages.
 

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Contents

Stabilization Colonization and Expansion in the Late
111
Final Bronze Age
161
part two the iron age forming eurasian interactions
187
At
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The World of Cultures of CisUrals Forest Zone of Eastern
251
Social Trends in NorthCentral Eurasia during the Second
316
Notes
339
List of Plates Figures and Tables page
x
Preface
xxi
References
347
Introduction 1
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About the author (2014)

Ludmila Koryakova is a professor at Ural State University and the Institute of History and Archaeology at the Ural branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences. She has received fellowships from the European Community (INTAS foundation), the Russian Academy of Sciences, CNRS, and the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and is the author of more than eighty publications in Russian, European, and American books and journals.

Andrej Vladimirovich Epimakhov is a PhD Research Fellow at the Institute of History and Archaeology, Russian Academy of Sciences, as well as an Assistant Professor at Southern Ural State University.

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