History of Kazakhstan

Kazakhstan, the largest segment of the Eurasian Steppe, was the home and crossroads for numerous groups of people throughout history. Human activity in the region began with the extinct Pithecanthropus and Sinanthropus 1 million – 800,000 years ago in the Karatau Mountains, as well as the Caspian and Balkhash areas. Neanderthals were present 140,000 – 40,000 years ago in the Karatau Mountains and Central Kazakhstan. Modern Homo sapiens appeared 40,000 – 12,000 years ago in Southern, Central, and Eastern Kazakhstan. After the end of the last glacial period, 12,500 – 5,000 years ago, human settlement spread across the whole of Kazakhstan, eventually leading to the extinction of large animals (mammoth, woolly rhinoceros). The hunter-gatherer communes invented bows and boats, and used domesticated wolves and traps for hunting.

The Neolithic Revolution was marked by the appearance of animal husbandry and agriculture, giving rise to the Atbasar,Kelteminar, Botai, Mokanjar, Ust-Narym, and other cultures. The Botai culture (3600–3100 BCE) is credited with the first domestication of horses. Ceramics and polished stone tools also appeared during this period. The 4th – 3rd millennia witnessed the beginning of metal production, manufacture of copper tools, and use of casting molds. In the 2nd millennium, ore mining developed in Central Kazakhstan.

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Baikonur: From Kazakhstan’s steppes to the space

Gulf News 22 Sep 2019
The city houses the Baikonur Cosmodrome from where Emirati astronaut Hazza Al Mansouri will be launched to space on September 25, to make history as the first Emirati in space ... The quiet city in Kazakhstan on the northern bank of the Syr Darya river boasts of its significant space history in every few meters with monuments....
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Kazakhstan Launches 30 Percent Cash Rebate

The Hollywood Reporter 20 Sep 2019
Anna Katchko, a Russian producer with a long history of producing films in Kazakhstan, who is chief advisor and head of international strategy at Kazakh Film, told The Hollywood Reporter that, "although most Kazakhs traditionally follow Islam, it is a thoroughly western country open to foreign cooperation and investment."....
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Meetings of 2 influential int'l judicial associations in Kazakhstan (PHOTO)

MENA FN 20 Sep 2019
(MENAFN - Trend News Agency) Baku, Azerbaijan, Sept. 20Trend.For the first time in the world history, on Sept. 15-17, at the invitation of Kazakhstan, plenary meetings of two influ... ....
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United, Arsenal carry English hopes in Europa League

Dawn 19 Sep 2019
PARIS ... Scottish rivals Celtic and Rangers face testing paths to the knockout rounds as bitter foes AS Roma and Lazio bid to end Italy’s two-decade wait for the title ... United, Europa League winners in 2017, will host Astana in Group ‘L’ as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side face opponents from Kazakhstan for the first time in club history ... ....
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Man Utd, Arsenal Shoulder English Hopes as Group Stage Begins

This Day 19 Sep 2019
EUROPA LEAGUE ... Scottish rivals Celtic and Rangers face testing paths to the knockout rounds as bitter foes Roma and Lazio bid to end Italy’s two-decade wait for the title ... United, Europa League winners in 2017, will host Astana in Group L as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side face opponents from Kazakhstan for the first time in club history ... ....
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Man Utd, Arsenal carry English hopes in Europa League

Supersport 19 Sep 2019
</p>Scottish rivals Celtic and Rangers face testing paths to the knockout rounds as bitter foes Roma and Lazio bid to end Italy's two-decade wait for the title.</p>Porto, PSV Eindhoven and Feyenoord are the other former European Cup winners in a competition that ......
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What UAE astronauts are up to before taking off to space

Khaleej Times 18 Sep 2019
In less than a week the UAE's first astronaut, Hazza Al Mansoori, will rocket off into space - making history for the Arab world. Khaleej Times is in Baikonur, Kazakhstan, tracking Al Mansoori and his back up Sultan Al Neyadi as they wait for the September 25 launch ... Astronauts take a Soyuz test ... It's play time for the UAE astronauts....
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UEFA Europa League: Arsenal, Manchester United to carry the English torch

Yahoo Daily News 18 Sep 2019
After losing to Chelsea in last season’s final, Unai Emery’s Arsenal have bolstered their squad with players like Nicolas Pepe, David Luiz, Dani Ceballos and Kieran Tierney ... On the other hand, Manchester United have a relatively easier group, with them hosting Astana, a club from Kazakhstan for the first time in club history ... ....
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United and Arsenal enter do-or-die Europa cauldron

Gulf News 18 Sep 2019
Dubai. While 13 other English teams look on in envy during the annual foray into Europe’s top competitions, there are two clubs that would wish they could be somewhere else ... 1. Manchester United v Astana. The Europa League winners in 2017 will host Astana in Group L as Solskjaer’s side face opponents from Kazakhstan for the first time history ... 2 ... 3 ... 4 ... 5 ... ....
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5 key matches: United and Arsenal enter do-or-die Europa League cauldron

Gulf News 18 Sep 2019
Dubai. While 13 other English teams look on in envy during the annual foray into Europe’s top competitions, there are two clubs that would wish they could be somewhere else ... Image Credit. Reuters. 1 ... The Europa League winners in 2017 will host Astana in Group L as Solskjaer’s side face opponents from Kazakhstan for the first time history ... 2 ... 3 ... 4 ... 5 ... ....
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Europa League: Manchester United, Arsenal carry English hopes; five-time champions Sevilla look for encore

Yahoo Daily News 18 Sep 2019
Paris ... Scottish rivals Celtic and Rangers face testing paths to the knockout rounds as bitter foes Roma and Lazio bid to end Italy's two-decade wait for the title ... United, Europa League winners in 2017, will host Astana in Group L as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side face opponents from Kazakhstan for the first time in club history ... Six newcomers ... Also See ... ....
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Weekend Break: An apple tree’s gifts

The Daily Astorian 15 Sep 2019
I keep an eye out for apple trees. I look for them as we drive the backroads that we favor, avoiding highways ... Apple time is the time that I like best ... It is a tradition that goes to the heart of this fruit’s 8,500 year history of cultivation.The apple’s history in America. The apple originated in Kazakhstan and has ventured around the world ... .......
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Emirati satellite captures image of UAE astronaut's launch site

The National 14 Sep 2019
KhalifaSat - which blasted off into orbit from Japan last year - has sent back a crystal clear snap of the Baikonur Cosmodrome, a spaceport in southern Kazakhstan where history-maker Hazza Al Mansouri is currently in quarantine ahead of lift-off for his momentous trip to the International Space Station ... Read More ... My comrade ... Updated ... SHARE. ....
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