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Volume 8 ,issue 2 | Summer and Autumn 2018 | Pages : 91-96

LOWER DON AS A CONTACT ZONE OF INTERACTION OF NOMADS AND SEDENTARY POPULATION IN THE FIRST CENTURIES AD

Document Type: Review article

DOI: 10.21608/EJARS.2018.23500

pages: 91-96

Authors:
Vdovchenkov, E.
Archeology and History of the Ancient World dep. South Federal Univ., Rostov-on-Don, Russia

Abstract:
This article describes contact zone of interaction of different cultures in the Don Region in I-III centuries AD. The article investigates three different ethnic and cultural groups: the nomadic tribes of the Sarmatians, the Greeks in the ancient town Tanais, Meotians on the basis of archaeological data and epigraphy. The article analyzes political, ethnic, cultural and economic aspects of interaction in the Lower Don Region. Special attention is paid to the process of sarmatisationthe transformation of the Tanais and Meotian settlements under the influence of the migration of the Sarmatians. Sarmatization has created new cultural and social phenomena. The result of the interaction has become a special cultural practices - combined the tradition of the burial rite in Tanais, extensive use of antique ceramics and other artifact by Sarmatians and Meotians.

Keywords:
Lower Don; Bospor; Tanais; Sarmatians; Meotians; Contact zone

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