Scythian Period Sites in Nógrád County

Title: Scythian Period Sites in Nógrád County

(Lokality zo skýtskeho obdobia v Novohradskej župe)

Authors: VADAY, Andrea – SZAKOS, Éva

DOI: 10.17846/SHN.2017.21.S.309-322

Source: Studia Historica Nitriensia, 2017, vol. 21, Supplementum, pp. 309-322

Abstract: In the Late Bronze Age and Early Iron Age a variety of settlements and cemeteries of the surviving population are known in Nógrád county. However, the presence of Scythian invaders meant a numerical minority compared to the autochthonous population. Newcomers with equestrian combat tactics and a range of weapons were ensured in the success of their conquest. For the mostly nomadic Scythians, the mountain regions of the county were not suitable for their lifestyle they got used to in the East. Nevertheless, several other aspects were important to them because it created a connection between today’s southern Slovakia and the Hungarian Plains.

Keywords: Iron-Age, Scythians, Military Occupation, Atypical Inhumation Burials of Children, Nógrád County (Hungary);

Language: ENGLISH

Publication order reference:

Andrea Vaday – Institute of Archaeology, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, 4 Tóth Kálmán Str., Budapest, University of Pécs, Hungary,

Éva Szakos – Gyula Forster National Heritage and Asset Management Centre, 3 Daróczi Str., Budapest, Hungary,