• Peter N. Peregrine


By the time of the Scythian tradition, the climate was essentially modern. The steppe region is arid and harsh, with marked seasonal differences in temperature and rainfall. Spring begins with abundant rainfall and the growth of lush vegetation. By midsummer, rain ceases and vegetation withers. A second period of abundant rainfall marks the brief steppe autumn, which is followed by the blustery steppe winter.


Abundant Rainfall Eurasian Steppe Craft Specialist Lush Vegetation Human Relation Area 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Peter N. Peregrine
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  1. 1.Deptartment of AnthropologyLawrence UniversityAppletonUSA

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