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Yenisei
SYNONYMS OR RELATED TERMS: Yenisey, Enisei
CATEGORY: geography
DEFINITION: River of Asia, one of the longest rivers on the continent, flowing from south to north across central Russia. The Yenisei valley has yielded much evidence of prehistoric occupation, including more than 50 Palaeolithic sites with radiocarbon dates ranging from c19,000-11,000 BC. Sites include Afontova Gora and Verkholenskaia Gora. The first food production appeared probably in the 3rd millennium BC and a series of Neolithic and Bronze Age cultures are known: Afanasievo, Andronovo, and Karasuk, followed by the Early Nomad period.

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