By Nicola Di Cosmo
This complete background of the northern frontier of China during the first millennium B.C. information the formation of 2 more and more certain cultural components: the sedentary chinese language and the northern nomads. Nicola Di Cosmo explores the tensions current among those worlds as they grew to become a growing number of polarized, with the eventual production of the nomadic Hsiung-nu empire within the north, and of the chinese language empire within the south. Di Cosmo investigates the origins of the antagonism among early China and its "barbarian" acquaintances.
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K. , 1986); Marsha Levine, “Dereivka and the Problem of Horse Domestication,” Antiquity 64 (1990): 727–40. 246 (1991): 22–38. A striking example of this use of the horse comes from a bronze figurine adorning the handle of a dagger from the Rostonska burial, near Omsk, showing a horse bridled at the mouth pulling a human being on a pair of skis; see E. N. Chernykh, Ancient Metallurgy in the USSR (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1992), p. 228. This use of the domesticated horse, although attested later than Dereivka, must have been possible during the Dereivka period and demonstrates that tooth wear caused by a bit, in the absence of corroborating evidence such as petroglyphs and other visual representations, is not necessarily evidence of horseback riding.
285–95. For silk found in a recently excavated Pazyryk burial, see N. V. 2 (1998): 125–63. V. Volkov, “Early Nomads of Mongolia,” in Nomads of the Eurasian Steppes in the Early Iron Age, pp. 324–25. 39 ANCIENT CHINA AND ITS ENEMIES expanded to other areas, including the steppe region. 85 These larger units comprised a variety of economic activities.
The horse was also integral to the nomads’ belief system, and horse sacrifice played a prominent role in funerary rites. Another distinctive element of their culture was the “animal-art style” of nomad metalwork. Archaeologists have adopted several of these traits for classifying early nomadic cultures. 54 However, scholars still have no definite explanation for the 53 54 The first historically documented steppe nomads are the Scythians, treated extensively in Greek historiography from the fifth century onward.
Ancient China and its Enemies: The Rise of Nomadic Power in East Asian History by Nicola Di Cosmo