a discussion of things brown….
For population estimates of the Sintashta culture – Alan Johnson, Denis Sharapov and Kohl have done work. An Indian twitter user, Divodasa/Atithigva, collated the sources.
Alan Johnson estimates a maximum of 8200 individuals living at any particular time spread across 21 settlements. The minimum number was 4900 individuals.
Denis Sharapov estimated 21k individuals with a maximum sustainability limit of 1000 individuals per settlement.
Kohl estimates only “several hundred inhabitants” per settlement.