The Eurasian Kurgan Database

Balázs Deák
Ancient burial mounds, the so called ’kurgans’ are one of the most iconic and widespread historical sites of the Eurasian steppes. Their estimated number is approximately half million in Eurasia. Kurgans were predominantly built during the Eneolithics and Iron Age by steppic people such as the Yamnayas (3300–2600 BC), Scythians (900–100 BC) and Sarmatians (600 BC–400 AD). Besides their cultural, historical and spiritual importance kurgans have a considerable nature conservation role, as they harbour an...
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