Dates to circa 1000BC, Uzbekistan. Measures 30cm height and 18cm diameter.
According to the Russian archaeologist E. Kuzmina, writing in 2007 in The Prehistory of the Silk Road , links the Zaman-Baba culture found in the Bukhara Oasis in the third millennium BCE to the spread of Indo-Aryans. Since 3000 BCE an advanced Bronze Age culture called the Sapalli Culture. Thrived at such sites as Varakhsha, Vardan, Paykend, and Ramitan.
In 1500 BCE a combination of factorsclimatic drying, iron technology, and the arrival of Aryan nomadstriggered a population shift to the oasis from outlying areas. Together both the Sapalli and Aryan people lived in villages along the shores of a dense lake and wetland area in the Zeravshan Fan the Zeravshan (Zarafshan) River. Had ceased draining to the Oxus. By 1000 BC both groups had merged into a distinctive culture.Around 700 BCE this new culture, called Sogdian. Flourished in city-states along the Zeravshan Valley. By this time, the lake had silted up and three small fortified settlements had been built. By 500 BCE these settlements had grown together and were enclosed by a wall, thus Bukhara was born.
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