The cultures and economies of the nomadic tribes of northern Asia had many common traits, simply as a result of the requirements of life on the Steppes.  Developments in farming technology in the Iron Age led these cultures to change, with crafts emerging such as pottery and weapons manufacturing. Livestock traditions also moved on, with stockbreeding becoming more specialized, and the development of bridles allowed large numbers of nomads to move quickly across large areas. 

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    Language of article:
    English
    Source:

    History of Civilizations of Central Asia, Volume I

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    Countries:
    Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russian Federation, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan