“Trading and Raiding on the Eurasian Steppe: The Grave Goods of a Turkic Chieftain”
- Author: Inner Asian and Uralic National Resource Center
- Number of episodes: 1
- Web site: http://www.indiana.edu/~srifias/data/Holod.pdf
Professor Holod's talk concerns a Turkic chieftain's burial site in Ukraine, a tomb that is unique in many aspects. She describes how the team of scholars working on the site came to date the warrior's burial to the 13th century, directly preceding the Mongol subjugation of the Qipchaqs of that area. The materials found in the grave serve as both evidence of the chronology and as a point of divergence to discuss the nomadic horse culture of raiding and trading.