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Usually the centre of each seal is occupied by a realistic depiction of an animal, with above it a short line of formal symbols. People’s tendency to copy one another characterizes another type of cultural diffusion. What Tertullian had to say about culture should be interpreted in a concrete historical setting first of all, and should not be immediately construed into absolute pronouncements. The Cimmerians dominate the region north of the Black Sea, and other Indo-European peoples inhabit eastwards into central Asia.

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