The Rise of the Steppe Nomads
Lecture no. 2 from the course: The Barbarian Empires of the Steppes
Taught by Professor Kenneth W. Harl | 28 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online History Courses
Learn about the earliest known nomads of the Pontic-Caspian steppes, beginning with the origins of the Indo-European languages. See how innovations including the raising of livestock, the domestication of the horse, and the invention of the spoked wheel—and ultimately, the light chariot—transformed steppe life and led to migrations across Eurasia.