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The domestication of the pony used to be the most major occasions within the improvement of many human societies, ushering in new modes of shipping and struggle 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 evaluation of matters and facts for the advance of important eu societies from the Neolithic to the Iron Age. a lot of the cloth is the following made to be had 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 improvement of pastoral economies throughout this important geographical area.
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