A section of the Great Wall in Yinchuan, northwest China. The wall was built by the ancient Chinese to keep nomadic invaders out. Photo: Photo: Xinhua
A section of the Great Wall in Yinchuan, northwest China. The wall was built by the ancient Chinese to keep nomadic invaders out. Photo: Photo: Xinhua

Review |
How nomads changed history and hunter-gatherers became settled farmers, from China and the Eurasian steppe to Africa

  • Look at the rise of Han China and the fall of the Assyrian empire and at their root is migration by nomads escaping a harsh environment for a better life
  • In Nomads: Wanderers Who Shaped Our World, Anthony Sattin goes from nomads’ domestication of the horse to the advent of farming, of architecture and cities

A section of the Great Wall in Yinchuan, northwest China. The wall was built by the ancient Chinese to keep nomadic invaders out. Photo: Photo: Xinhua
A section of the Great Wall in Yinchuan, northwest China. The wall was built by the ancient Chinese to keep nomadic invaders out. Photo: Photo: Xinhua
READ FULL ARTICLE