The Xiongnu Settlements of Egiin Gol, Mongolia

Joshua Wright, William Honeychurch, Chunag Amartuvshin

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Abstract

The Xiongnu people have long been considered an archetypical nomadic group, characterised archaeologically mainly from their tombs – which have reinforced the stereotype. Thanks to a sophisticated survey project, the authors are able to reveal the Xiongnu’s economic complexity. Although primarily pastorialists they practiced cultivation and their ceramics reveal a settlement hierarchy which chimes with the broader social and settlement system of the region.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)372–387
Number of pages16
JournalAntiquity
Volume83
Issue number320
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2009

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Keywords

  • Egiin
  • Xiongnu
  • Mon
  • Central
  • Mongolia
  • third millenium BP
  • nomadism
  • pastoralism
  • agriculture

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