University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Athropology


Author: Natalia Shishlina

Early Herders of the Eurasian Steppe

By: Natalia Shishlina

In the broad treeless steppe of Kalmykia,┬ásituated almost directly between the Black and Caspian seas, stands a huge burial mound like a great gray rock in a sea of steppe grass (Fig. 1). A field of smaller mounds extends around the giant mound, providing the name of the site, Zunda-Tolga, which means “with one hundred […]