The domestication of the pony used to be probably the most major occasions within the improvement of many human societies, ushering in new modes of shipping and conflict and producing social and political switch. This quantity seeks to check the origins of horse husbandry and pastoralism - specially nomadic pastoralism - within the Eurasian steppe. In bringing jointly archaeologists and archaeozoologists from Asia, Europe and North the US it presents a wide-ranging review of matters and proof for the improvement of vital eu societies from the Neolithic to the Iron Age. a lot of the cloth is right here made on hand in English for the 1st time. the problems surrounding the domestication of the pony are set firmly in the broader context of steppe ecology and human subsistence, and with the advance of pastoral economies throughout this important geographical region.
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