Kurgan culture

Kurgan culture

▪ prehistoric Asian culture
seminomadic pastoralist culture that spread from the Russian  steppes to Danubian Europe about 3500 Bc 

      . By about 2300 BC the Kurgans arrived in the Aegean and Adriatic regions. The Kurgans buried their dead in deep shafts within artificial burial mounds, or barrows. The word kurgan means “barrow,” or “artificial mound,” in Turkic and Russian.

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