Central Asia c. 2000-1000 BC with inset showing the Spread of Indo-European Languages
This map shows the spread of Central Asian nomads as is reflected by the dispersion of the chariot, wheeled vehicles, herders, and farming.
- Spread of wheeled vehicles
- Spread of war chariots
- Dispersal of nomads
- Hunters-gatherers, herders and simple farmers
- Early pastoral nomads c. 2000-1500 BC
- Secondary area of pastoral nomads
- Hunter-gatherer site
- Early nomadic pastoralist culture
- Settlement of steppe farmers and pastoralists
Inset map indicates the pattern of dispersion of Indo-Europeans and their languages in Central Asia.
- Suggested Indo-European homeland 3rd millenium BC
- Spread of Indo-Europeans 2nd millenium BC
- Indo-European speakers 2nd millenium BC
Map also includes a brief explanation about the new way of life that appeared in the Central Asian steppe linking European Russia with western China.
Oxford Atlas of World History, Oxford University Press, 2002. General Editor Patrick K. O’Brien.
Chapter 1. The Ancient World: “Peoples in Central Asia 6000 BC-AD 500,” page 50.
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