Eurasian Steppe

Vast steppe ecoregion of Eurasia in the temperate grasslands, savannas, and shrublands biome Eurasian steppe belt (turquoise)

The Eurasian Steppe, also called the Great Steppe or the steppes, is the vast steppe ecoregion of Eurasia in the temperate grasslands, savannas, and shrublands biome. It stretches through Hungary, Bulgaria, Romania, Moldova, Ukraine, Western Russia, Siberia, Kazakhstan, Xinjiang, Mongolia, and Manchuria, with one major exclave, the Pannonian steppe or Puszta, located mostly in Hungary.

Since the Paleolithic age, the Steppe Route has connected Central Europe, Eastern Europe, Western Asia, Central Asia, Eastern Asia, and Southern Asia economically, politically, and culturally through overland trade routes. The Steppe route is a predecessor not only of the Silk Road which developed during antiquity and the Middle Ages, but also of the Eurasian Land Bridge in the modern era. It has been home to nomadic empires and many large tribal confederations and ancient states throughout history, such as the Xiongnu, Scythia, Cimmeria, Sarmatia, Hunnic Empire, Chorasmia, Transoxiana, Sogdiana, Xianbei, Mongol Empire, and Göktürk Khaganate.

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Pontic–Caspian steppe
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Pontic–Caspian steppe ... western Kazakhstan, adjacent to the Kazakh steppe to the east, both forming part of the larger Eurasian Steppe. It forms a part of the Palearctic realm...

Eurasian nomads
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Eurasian nomads ... The Eurasian nomads were a large group of nomadic peoples from the Eurasian Steppe, who often appear in history as invaders of Europe from Western Asia...

Steppe
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Steppe ... also be classified by vegetation type, e.g. shrub-steppe and alpine-steppe. The Eurasian Grass-Steppe of the temperate grasslands, savannas, and shrublands...

The Horse, the Wheel, and Language
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The Horse, the Wheel, and Language ... The Horse, the Wheel, and Language: How Bronze-Age Riders from the Eurasian Steppes Shaped the Modern World is a 2007 book by the anthropologist David...

Steppe Route
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Steppe Route ... The Steppe Route was an ancient overland route through the Eurasian Steppe that was an active precursor of the Silk Road. Silk and horses were traded as...

Western Steppe Herders
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Western Steppe Herders ... third millennium BCE (Rasmussen et al. 2015), and it stemmed from the Eurasian steppes; Yamnaya peoples have the highest ever calculated genetic selection...

Scythians
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Scythians ... power on the Pontic steppe in the 8th century BC. During this time they and related peoples came to dominate the entire Eurasian Steppe from the Carpathian...

Scythian cultures
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Scythian cultures ... similar archaeological cultures which flourished across the entire Eurasian Steppe during the Iron Age from approximately the 9th century BC to the 2nd...

Ancient North Eurasian
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Ancient North Eurasian ... population migration from the Eurasian steppe, by a people who had Ancient North Eurasian ancestry. Since the term 'Ancient North Eurasian' refers to a genetic...

Common buzzard
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Common buzzard ... 181(1), 257–269. Weiss, N., & Yosef, R. (2010). Steppe Eagle (Aquila nipalensis) Hunts a Eurasian Buzzard (Buteo buteo vulpinus) While in Migration...

Indo-Aryan migrations
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Indo-European migrations
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Kazakh Steppe
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Eurasian skylark
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Eurasian lynx
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Sintashta culture
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Pannonian Steppe
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Kipchaks
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List of Iron Age states
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