Jamnaja - Rider from the steppe
Part of our cultural and genetic heritage is due to Jamnaja - a semi-nomadic steppe people that existed 5, 000 years ago. © Dmitri Chulov / iStock
Heir of the steppe riders
How a Bronze Age people changed our story
In the Bronze Age, our ancestors experienced a tremendous cultural boost. Suddenly they changed their crafting techniques, discovered the nuclear family and property, and buried their dead in new ways. But what was the trigger for this revolution in Bronze Age Europe? And what role do the rider nomads of the Eurasian steppe play?
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- Nadja Podbregar