"America and the Asian Steppes"

 

Nomadic Kyrgyz family on the Golodnaya Steppe (present-day Uzbekistan)
Public DomainNomadic Kyrgyz family on the Golodnaya Steppe (present-day Uzbekistan) - Credit: Sergey Mikhaylovich Prokudin-Gorsky

The Asian Steppe is the Asian part of the Eurasian Steppe. The Asian Steppe itself includes mainly the Mongolian steppes and the Kazakh steppes.

There are two main expanses of the Eurasian Steppe. the western steppe spans from Central Asia to eastern Europe. It was the original home of the Hittites and the Aryans. The eastern steppe, covering the area of present-day Mongolia, was the first home of the Turks, Huns, and the Mongols.

 

The steppes are grassland plains without trees apart from those near rivers and lakes; the are characterised by a continental and semi-arid climate.