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David W. Anthony argues that we speak English not just because our parents taught it to us but because wild horses used . A thorough look at the cutting edge of anthropology, Anthony's book is a fascinating look into the origins of modern ma. (Publishers Weekly).
David W. Anthony argues that we speak English not just because our parents taught it to us but because wild horses used to roam the steppes of central Eurasia, because steppedwellers invented the spoked wheel and because poetry once had real power.
The Opening of the Eurasian Steppes. Bronze Age Empires and the Horse Trade. The Bactria-Margiana Archaeological Complex. The Opening of the Eurasian Steppes. The Srubnaya Culture: Herding and Gathering in the Western Steppes. East of the Urals, Phase I: The Petrovka Culture. The Seima-Turbino Horizon in the Forest-Steppe Zone. Support to write this book was provided by a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Humanities in 1999–2000 and a membership in the School of Historical Studies at the Institute for Advanced Study (IAS) at Princeton, New Jersey, in 2006, where Nicola DiCosmo and Patricia Crone made us welcome.
The horse/wheel/wagon technology gave PIE speakers the ability to exploit the steppes and an attractive . However, the balance of the book becomes a slog as Anthony canvasses every pot and artifact dug up in the steppes.
Anthony's understanding of the PIE expansion does not involve epic migrations and conquests. This is important stuff, and it casts off a periodic nugget of intense interest. Based on archeological data, Anthony identifies the Yamnaya culture as the PIE group
The main purpose of the book is to trace the proto-Indo-European and its evolution through a study of philological and archaeological sources.
Anthony also describes his fascinating discovery of how the wear from bits on ancient horse teeth reveals the origins of horseback riding. The main purpose of the book is to trace the proto-Indo-European and its evolution through a study of philological and archaeological sources.
That said, David Anthony himself gives a good critique of these problems
That said, David Anthony himself gives a good critique of these problems. I see these as inherent and he does not. As long as you aren't looking for a compelling overarching theory, the book is quite useful as an introduction to many of the most significant cultures of the Eurasian Bronze Age. Скачать (djvu, . 8 Mb) Читать.
ern Mongolia, Anthony does not discuss the Bronze Age Karasuk culture which appears to. have been European in origin.
to determine the origins and homeland of the original Indo-European people. From here, he proceeds to demonstrate. His methodology ties back. ern Mongolia, Anthony does not discuss the Bronze Age Karasuk culture which appears to.
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Roughly half the world's population speaks languages derived from a shared linguistic source known as Proto-Indo-European. But who were the early speakers of this ancient mother tongue, and how did they manage to spread it around the globe? Until now their identity has remained a tantalizing mystery to linguists, archaeologists, and even Nazis seeking the roots of the Aryan race. The Horse, the Wheel, and Language lifts the veil that has long shrouded these original Indo-European speakers, and reveals how their domestication of horses and use of the wheel spread language and transformed civilization.
Linking prehistoric archaeological remains with the development of language, David Anthony identifies the prehistoric peoples of central Eurasia's steppe grasslands as the original speakers of Proto-Indo-European, and shows how their innovative use of the ox wagon, horseback riding, and the warrior's chariot turned the Eurasian steppes into a thriving transcontinental corridor of communication, commerce, and cultural exchange. He explains how they spread their traditions and gave rise to important advances in copper mining, warfare, and patron-client political institutions, thereby ushering in an era of vibrant social change. Anthony also describes his fascinating discovery of how the wear from bits on ancient horse teeth reveals the origins of horseback riding.
The Horse, the Wheel, and Language solves a puzzle that has vexed scholars for two centuries--the source of the Indo-European languages and English--and recovers a magnificent and influential civilization from the past.
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