Searching for the Scythians
- The `Princess' of Ipatovo. Belinskij, Andrej; Harke, Heinrich // Archaeology;Mar/Apr99, Vol. 52 Issue 2, p20
Focuses on a Scythian-Sarmatian burial discovered near the town of Ipatovo, Russia in 199. Artifacts found; Excavation by regional Ministry of Culture; Insight into transition from the Scythian culture to the Sarmatian culture.
- Gold of the Nomads. Benesh, Carolyn L.E. // Ornament;Autumn2000, Vol. 24 Issue 1, p26
Provides information on 'Gold of the Nomads,' an exhibition of ancient Scythian art from Ukraine at the Brooklyn Museum of Art in New York City. Description of items recovered from the burial mounds of Scythians; Blending of Greek and Scythian art technique; Imagery used in the Scythian gold...
- The Scythian period in the northern Black Sea region (750-250 BC). Marcenko, Konstantin; Vinogradov, Yuri // Antiquity;Dec89, Vol. 63 Issue 241, p803
Discusses the Scythian period in the northern Black Sea region from 750-250 BC. Cultural features that distinguished the northern Black Sea region from the rest of the Antique world; Pastoralism and agriculture in the northern Black Sea region during the Scythian period; Development of the...
- Scythian Steeds. Samashev, Zainullah; Francfort, Henri-Paul // Archaeology;May/Jun2002, Vol. 55 Issue 3, p32
Details the excavations in the Altai Mountains of eastern Kazakhstan that began in August 1998. Historical background of the Altai Scythians; Description of the excavated horse remains from the Altai Mountains; Details of the analysis of the excavated horse remains.
- All that Glitters is Scythian. Romey, Kristin M. // Archaeology;Jan/Feb2000, Vol. 53 Issue 1, p60
Presents information on an exhibit at the San Antonio Museum of Art in Texas that examines the nomadic society of Scythians and how it celebrated its dead. Description on the artifacts; Amount of gold in the exhibition; Elements of Greek artistic style.
- Burial place of a Massagetan warrior. Yablonsky, L. T. // Antiquity;Jun90, Vol. 64 Issue 243, p288
To the east of the Scythians the Greeks knew, between the Caspian and Aral seas, were the Massagetae -- called Saka tigrakhauda by the Persians. Recent excavation by the author in this archaeologically little-known and climatically-unstable area, sheds new light on the development of the...
- Getic Horizon of the Multilayered Settlement near Tarasova (Rezina District, Republic of Moldova). Zverev, E. Yu.; Topal, D. A. // Stratum Plus Journal;2012, Vol. 2012 Issue 3, p231
The article presents the Getic horizon on the settlement near Tarasova, a pit-house and a storage pit. Constructive features of the pit-house and the analysis of artifacts makes it possible to say that Tarasova settlement belongs to the Getic culture of the Southern part of the Middle Dniester....
- Stone Shamans and Flying Deer of Northern Mongolia: Deer Goddess of Siberia or Chimera of the Steppe? Fitzhugh, William W. // Arctic Anthropology;2009, Vol. 46 Issue 1/2, p72
Mongolia's Bronze Age deer stones are one of the most striking expressions of early monumental art in Central Asia, yet their age, origins, relationships, and meaning remain obscure. Speculation about Scythian connections has stimulated recent research in Mongolia that has begun to peel away...
- HORN SADDLE ORNAMENTS DATING TO THE SCYTHIAN PERIOD FROM THE OB PLATEAU. Borodovsky, A. P.; Telegin, A. N. // Archaeology, Ethnology & Anthropology of Eurasia (Springer Scien;2007, Vol. 30 Issue 2, p52
The article examines the various horn saddle ornaments and elephant griffins from Obiezdnoye-1 from OB Plateau through Scythian period. An overview on the decoration of the objects is cited, including the representations of the elephant griffin on the assemblage with Saka immigrants and on the...