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First Horse Riders

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The First Horse Riders | Horse Domestication on the Eurasian Steppe


Dan Davis Author

 Who were the first horse riders in history? We know about horse domestication but knowing who were the first horsemen is more difficult.

The idea of the Yamnaya Bronze Age horse warrior riding down a fleeing Neolithic farmer is a powerful image but is it true?

Were the people of the Botai culture the first horsemen? Was it those of the Sredny Stog or perhaps the Khvalynsk culture? Or was it even the people of Bronze Age Mesopotamia?

Well, there is a view that the first horse warriors did not emerge until the Iron Age.

In this video we will explore both sides of the argument using the most up to date evidence available.

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