The northern Black Sea and North Caucasus. In: C. Haselgrove, K. Rebay-Salisbury, P.S. Wells (eds.) The Oxford Handbook of the European Iron Age.
The collective monograph “Crimean Scythia in a system of cultural connections between East and West (III c. BC – VII c. AD)” consists of articles devoted to the actual problems of ancient history of the Crimea. It is intended for archaeologists, historians, museum staff, teachers and students of archaeology and history.
The idea for this book concerns the Northern Black Sea in antiquity. It is published in memory of Heinz Heinen, who was writing on the Roman Imperial period in the Northern Black Sea region for this volume and planned to call his chapter "The Long Way to Pontic Unity". Later, at any rate, he admitted that the term "unity" did not seem adequate to him: "Pontic Networks", he said, would be "more realistic". The piece was never written - Professor Heinen died in July 2013 - but his deliberation on his chapter's title reflects the ideas that permeate the entire book. The question of identity is one of many addressed in several chapters of this book. Together, the nine chapterd comprising the volume cover a broad variety of topics, but by no means offer ab exhaustive study of the region.
There are published naterials from the upper plateau of Opuk Mountain, Kerch peninsula, ehich demonstrate for the first time the early cultural layer (3th c. BC) on the site.
we may assume that during the Sarmatian period the neighboring “centers of civilization” exercised considerable structural influence over the culture of the peoples who inhabited the steppe zone of European and partly of Asiatic Sarmatia (i.e., the territories adjacent to the northern coasts of the Black Sea and the Azov Sea). The mere existence of these centers and the political and economic developments that took place there were one of the factors that, to a great extent, determined the changes observed in the material culture of the peoples who populated the “barbarian” territories.
The Sarmatian Animal Style objects are found in North Pontic burial contexts belonging to the social elite. An analysis of finds from the region shows that most of the Animal Style objects may be interpreted as emblems of power. Their appearance in ‘Barbarian’ burial contexts was previously interpreted, generally, in an ethnic sense, as having been brought physically to the Northern Pontic region by newcomers from distant eastern lands. However, the patterns of their distribution in graves of several chronological periods most probably reflect the development of network contacts of political elites.
Review of a recent monograph on nomadism in the Ancient Near East
The article is devoted to the little-known issue of using traditions in the modernization processes management. Examples of reliance on nomadism tradition in Kazakhstan management practices are given, in particular, used during moving of the new capital to Astana. The author examines the boundaries of foreign adoptionы using in the socio-economic life of Kazakhstan, including seemingly close to the republic Eastern countries traditions. However, modernization potential of traditions is limited as well: it only works at the start of modernization.
The aim of the book series is the publication of objects of toreutics and jewellery from Eastern Europe - the territory confined by the Volga in the East and the Danube in the West. Found in archaeological complexes of classical and barbarian cultures, this material is unique by its richness and possibilities of social and historical reconstructions.
This paper examines such a phenomenon as «Digital nomadism», its place in the modern world and features. In the context of ongoing transformations in the structure of society, Internet workers, who carry out their activities in various forms and are different in their professional organization, take on particular importance.