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Ancient Horse DNA Shows Scythians Were Adept Domesticators

Nomad Scythian herders roamed vast areas spanning the Central Asian steppes during the Iron Age, approximately from the 9th to the 1st century BCE (Before Common Era). These livestock pastoralists, who lived on wagons covered by tents, left their mark on the history of warfare for their exceptional equestrian skills. They were among the first …

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