"SIBERIAN SCYTHIA" IN THE WORKS OF WESTERN SCHOLARS. PART 1. 1913–1980S
«СИБИРСКАЯ СКИФИЯ» В ТРУДАХ ЗАПАДНЫХ УЧЕНЫХ. ЧАСТЬ 1: 1913–1980-Е ГОДЫ

A. SUBBOTIN, Institute for the History of Material Culture of the Russian Academy of Sciences
2020 TRANSACTIONS OF THE INSTITUTE FOR THE HISTORY OF MATERIAL CULTURE Russian Academy of Science  
This article gives a general idea of the most significant scientific contacts and discussions between Western and Russian (Soviet) archaeologists about the era of early nomads: the origin of the "animal style", the balance and interaction between the Scythian cultures of Siberia, Greater Black Sea area, Mongolia and Northern China, the chronology and ways of spreading of these cultures. Whereas Soviet scholars could at least read the works of their English-speaking and German-speaking
more » ... -speaking colleagues, for most Western researchers the language barrier remained an insurmountable obstacle. Most authors of generalizing and popular works on "Scythias" had to use the publications of those few scientists who somehow knew the Russian language. This work is an attempt to fill to some extent this gap in the history of the study of archaeological cultures of Southern Siberia and Altai.
doi:10.31600/2310-6557-2020-23-172-182 fatcat:rf6ztynr6bdrzgfavlbcbxikpy