The Russian Empire History Podcast
Summary: The history of all the peoples of the Russian Empire. New episode every other Sunday.
In this last part of our look at archeological discoveries in steppe kurgans, we look at how finds from Ukraine to Mongolia were put together to rediscover the Scythians. You can support this show by donating via PayPal to firstname.lastname@example.org.
This episode looks at the Greek colonies of the northern Black Sea coast, the Bosporan Kingdom.
4000 years ago, an early Indo-Iranian culture emerged in the Southern Urals with important innovations and a trade network from the Black Sea to the Pacific.
5000 years ago, nomadic steppe lifestyles began with the Yamnaya people, likely speakers of Proto-Indo-European, who left kurgan graves across the steppe.
Beginning a look at the Bronze Age steppe. What was Proto-Indo-European and why is it associated with the steppe?
This episode is an introduction to the geographical setting of Season 1, the East European Plain and the Great Steppe, its geography, climate, resources, and where some of the peoples that will play a key role in our story emerge.
This episode is a brief introduction to this podcast, its themes and plans.