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Contents Preface From Myth to Method. Advances in the Archaeology of the Eurasian Steppe COLIN RENFREW Chapter 1 Introduction BRYAN HANKS AND KATHERYN LINDUFF PART I. FRAMING COMPLEXITY Chapter 2 Introduction LUDMILA KORYAKOVA Chapter 3 Differentiated Political Landscapes and Non-uniform Complexity in Bronze Age Steppe Archaeology MICHAEL FRACHETTI Chapter 4 Climate Change, Conflict, and the Origins of the Sintashta-Arkaim Complex DAVID ANTHONY Chapter 5 Settlements and Necropolises of the Bronze Age of the Urals: opportunities for the reconstruction of social dynamics ANDREI EPIMAKHOV Chapter 6 The Maikop Singularity: a unique example of the unequal accumulation of wealth on the Bronze Age Eurasian steppes? PHIL KOHL PART II. MINING, METALLURGY AND TRADE Chapter 7 Introduction KATHERYN LINDUFF Chapter 8 Formation of the Eurasian Steppe Belt of Stockbreeding Cultures: Viewed through the Prism of Archaeometallurgy and Radiocarbon Dating EVGENII CHERNYKH Chapter 9 Modeling Early Metallurgical Production and Community Organization BRYAN HANKS Chapter 10 Technology and Exchange: The Metallic Artifacts Excavated in the Ancient Dian Region of Yunnan Province from 5th c. BC to 2nd c. AD HAN RUBIN AND LI XIAOCEN Chapter 11 Metal Making and Social Complexity in the Bronze Age Steppes: Material Culture Practices and Value DAVID PETERSON Chapter 12 Early Metallurgy and Socio-cultural Complexity: A view based on archaeological discoveries in eastern Central Asia JIANJUN MEI PART III. FRONTIERS AND BORDER DYNAMICS Chapter 13 Introduction TOM BARFIELD Chapter 14 Violence on the Frontiers? Sources of power and socio-political change at the easternmost parts of the Eurasian steppes during the early first millennium BCE GIDEON SCHELACH Chapter 15 First Millennium BCE Beifang Artifacts as Historical Documents EMMA BUNKER Chapter 16 Blurring the Boundaries: Uncovering the Complex Interactions between Foragers and Pastoralists in the Volga-Ural Region LAURA POPOVA PART IV. SOCIAL POWER, MONUMENTALITY AND MOBILITY Chapter 17 Introduction FRANCIS ALLARD Chapter 18 Re-writing Monumental Landscapes as Inner Asian Political Process WILLIAM HONEYCHURCH, JOSHUA WRIGHT & CHUNAG AMARTUVSHIN Chapter 19 ¿Socially Integrative Facilities¿ and the Emergence of Societal Complexity on the Mongolian Steppe JEAN-LUC HOULE Chapter 20 Deer Stones and Khirigsuurs: Pre-Scythian Bronze Age Ceremonialism and Art in Northern Mongolia WILLIAM FITZHUGH
Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:
Social archaeology -- Eurasia.
Steppe archaeology -- Eurasia.
Prehistoric peoples -- Eurasia.
Monuments -- Eurasia -- History.
Metallurgy -- Eurasia -- History.
Social mobility -- Eurasia -- History.
Excavations (Archaeology) -- Eurasia.
Eurasia -- Antiquities.
China -- Antiquities.
Soviet Union -- Antiquities.