The Eurasian Steppe , also called the Great Steppe or the steppes , is the vast steppe ecoregion of Eurasia in the temperate grasslands, savannas, and shrublands biome. The Steppe route is a predecessor not only of the Silk Road which developed during antiquity and the Middle Ages , but also of the Eurasian Land Bridge in the modern era. The Eurasian Steppe extends thousands of miles from near the mouth of the Danube almost to the Pacific Ocean. There is no clear southern boundary although the land becomes increasingly dry as one moves south. The steppe narrows at two points, dividing it into three major parts. On the east side of the former Sino-Soviet border mountains extend north almost to the forest zone with only limited grassland in Dzungaria.
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These Asian hunter-gatherers may have been the first people to domesticate horses
The prairie of North America especially the shortgrass and mixed prairie is an example of a steppe, though it is not usually called such. A steppe may be semi-arid or covered with grass or shrubs or both, depending on the season and latitude. The term is also used to denote the climate encountered in regions too dry to support a forest but not dry enough to be a desert.
A documentary reconstruction shows Botai riders, who may have galloped across Kazakhstan about B. The horse revolutionized prehistoric living, allowing people to travel farther and faster than ever before, and to wage war in yet-unheard-of ways. But who first domesticated horses is a hotly debated question.