Cimmerians in Asia Minor
Author(s) : Bouzek Jan (1/3/2002)Translation : Kamara Afroditi
For citation: Bouzek Jan, "Cimmerians in Asia Minor",Encyclopaedia of the Hellenic World, Asia MinorURL: <http://www.ehw.gr/l.aspx?id=8885>
The Cimmerians were people of nomadic origin. Both literary sources and archaeological evidence confirm their presence in Anatolia. However, it is not always clear whether “Cimmerian” traces should be attributed to Cimmerians or Scythians.
Crimea, Thrace, North-eastern Asia Minor
8th cent. BC-7th cent. BC
1. The origins of the Cimmerian culture
2. Literary sources for Cimmerians in Anatolia
3. Cimmerian and/or Early Scythian finds from Anatolia
4. Identification of archaeological finds
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