Scythian (Other Keyword)

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Analyzing Similarity of Animal Style Art in Iron Age North Central Eurasia: A New Way to Study Continental Expression of Religious Symbolism (2019)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Kathryn MacFarland.

This is an abstract from the "Novel Statistical Techniques in Archaeology I (QUANTARCH I)" session, at the 84th annual meeting of the Society for American Archaeology. Animal Style Art (ASA), an iconographic style expressed on monuments and material culture, is a geographically widespread phenomenon in north central Eurasia during the Iron Age (ca. 1,000 BCE – 100 CE). ASA analyses usually focus on stylistic difference or similarity. This poster reports an artifact-focused macro-scale...

GIS Models of an Iron Age Central Eurasian Macro-scale Religious Landscape (2016)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Kathryn MacFarland.

Scythian, Saka, and Xiongnu peoples lived in northern central Eurasia throughout the Iron Age (1,000-100 BCE). Current research in this region has revealed a variety of economic strategies employed by people who lived in this time period: agriculture, pastoral nomadism, and metallurgy. This project seeks to fill gaps in current understanding of landscape utilization and consistent iconographic usage by attempting to identify and study processes driving religious complexity utilizing a GIS-based...

Landscapes of Belief: Structured Religious Practice in Iron Age Central Eurasia (2017)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Kathryn MacFarland.

Realistic, symbolic and metaphorical representations of animals (i.e., Animal Style Art), and associated themes ("griffins"/animal fusion, combat, geometric design within animal) depicted on artifacts attributed to Scythian, Saka, and Xiongnu, from Iron Age (ca., 1,000-100 BC) north central Eurasia are the focus of statistical analyses identifying structured usage amongst the regions, linked to religious beliefs. Common expression of symbolic subject matter and themes on artifacts is analyzed...

Religious and Ritualized Landscapes of Iron Age Central Eurasia (2015)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Kathryn MacFarland.

Culturally diverse peoples variously glossed as Scythian, Saka, and Xiongnu lived in northern central Eurasia throughout the Iron Age (ca. 1,000-100 BCE). Archaeological sites of this time period range from kurgans (burial tumuli), mortuary complexes called khirigsuur, standing stelae termed "deer stones," settlements, and metallurgical centers. There is a long-term life history within the places in which these structures and monuments were built, general patterns in their spatial distribution....