|Scythians- map of their territory|
The World of the Scythians
by Renate Rolle
p. 1980/English translation 1989
University of California Press
|Example of Scythian art|
The archeology points firmly to Indo European roots, with the common characteristics of horse rearing and nomadic travelling in ample evidence. Similarities between Scythians and "primitive" western Indo European groups like the Germanic and Celtic peoples abound in terms of artistic motifs and burial rites. The Scythians are also notable for being the source of the Amazon women legend, which Rolle backs up with archeological finds, and being the earliest known users of Marijuana.