The domestication of the pony was once some of the most major occasions within the improvement of many human societies, ushering in new modes of shipping and struggle and producing social and political swap. This quantity seeks to envision the origins of horse husbandry and pastoralism - in particular nomadic pastoralism - within the Eurasian steppe. In bringing jointly archaeologists and archaeozoologists from Asia, Europe and North the USA it presents a wide-ranging review of concerns and proof for the advance of critical ecu 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 advance of pastoral economies throughout this important geographical sector.

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