Mongol Nomadic Pastoralism

Ecological conditions governed the pattern of Mongol nomadic pastoral life. Competition for the control of resources, and the practicalities of life on the Mongolian Steppes determined the lifestyle, economy, and customs of nomadic tribes.  Exchanges of culture also took place between communities. Tribes looked to their neighbors (both nomadic and sedentary) to find solutions to problems, to learn new farming techniques or crafts, and ultimately to exchange knowledge and goods. 

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  • Author(s):
    J. Legrand
    6th century BC to 20th century AD
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    China, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Mongolia, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan

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