Search for the Indo-Europeans

  title={Search for the Indo-Europeans},
  author={Michael Balter},
  pages={1323 - 1323}
  • M. Balter
  • Published 27 February 2004
  • Medicine
  • Science
Were Kurgan horsemen or Anatolian farmers responsible for creating and spreading the world9s most far-flung language family? 
Khirigsuurs, ritual and mobility in the Bronze Age of Mongolia
The khirigsuurs are large and complex ritual sites that are major features in the landscape of Bronze Age Mongolia and represent considerable investment. The authors present recently investigated
Non-Iranian Origin of the Eastern-Slavonic God Xŭrsŭ/Xors Neiranskoe proishoždenie vostočnoslavjanskogo boga Hrsa/Horsa
The paper examines the traditional explanation of the Eastern-Slavonic deity Xors as an Iranian loan from the Persian xwarsēδ/xorsid ‘sun’ and advances an alternative etymology via the Indo-Aryan
Colors for a North American past
Ethnographies of Native North America document an abundant and diverse array of directional color systems, yet archaeology has contributed little to the understanding of the historical development of
The new Arboretum of Indo-European “Trees”
The insights used to assess the recent glut of attempts to employ methods from biological informatics in establishing new phylogenies of Indo-European languages are analyzed.
Population history in third-millennium-BC Europe: assessing the contribution of genetics
ABSTRACT Several recent high-profile aDNA studies have claimed to have identified major migrations during the third millennium BC in Europe. This contribution offers a brief review of these studies,
Phytochemical and genetic analyses of ancient cannabis from Central Asia
These investigations provide the oldest documentation of cannabis as a pharmacologically active agent, and contribute to the medical and archaeological record of this pre-Silk Road culture.
The Beginnings of Patriarchy in Europe: Reflections on the Kurgan Theory of Marija Gimbutas
An investigation of the beginnings of patriarchy in Europe is more than an intellectual exercise. Its path crosses the boundaries of archaeology, anthropology, gender studies, history, linguistics,
Akhenaten, S"urya, and the R. gveda
A sad consequence of the colonialist historiography of the 19th century Indologists is the comparative neglect of India’s interaction with Africa. Cyril Hromnik’s Indo-Africa 1 (1981) is the only
Goddesses, Gimbutas and archaeology ‘New Age’
For a century a notion of a prehistoric Mother Goddess has infused some perceptions of ancient Europe, whatever the realities of developing archaeological knowledge. With the reverent respect n o w
Mitochondrial variability in the Mediterranean area: a complex stage for human migrations
It is necessary to collect whole genome data on both extinct and extant populations from this area to fully reconstruct and interpret the impact of multiple migratory waves and their cultural and genetic consequences on the structure of the Mediterranean populations.


Anatolia and the Indo-Europeans
Les sources litteraires prouvent la presence des Indo-europeens depuis 2 000 ans avant notre ere en Anatolie. Devant l'absence de preuves archeologiques, l'A. propose de rechercher les traces de leur
Prehistoric Farming In Europe
List of illustrations List of tables Preface and acknowledgements 1. Approaches to prehistoric farming 2. Prehistoric farming in Europe: resources and constraints 3. The Mediterranean basin 4. The
The Hittites and their contemporaries in Asia Minor
The Hittites were an Indo-European speaking people who established a kingdom in Anatolia (modern Turkey) almost 4,000 years ago. They rose to become one of the greatest powers of the Ancient Middle
The Europeans
Ranking, Resource and Exchange: Aspects of the Archaeology of Early European Society.Edited By Colin Renfrew and Stephen Shennan. Pp.167. ISBN 0-521-24282-7. (Cambridge University Press: 1982.)
The Origin of the Aryans
The origin of the aryans still remains a mystery. yhis book examines with scientific measues, all indications in an early assuption as to the origin of the historical controversies with many kind of
The rise of civilization in India and Pakistan
List of tables and figures Preface 1. Archaeology in South Asia Part I. Constituent Elements: 2. Prehistoric environments 3. The earliest South Asians 4. Hunter-gatherers and nomadic pastoralists 5.
Time perspective and proto‐indo‐European culture
Abstract The problem of reconstructing a synchronie Proto‐Indo‐European culture from the linguistic evidence is introduced. Some of the major attempts to effect a cultural seriation from the lexical
Phrygia and the peoples of Anatolia in the Iron Age
The Phrygians crossed the straits into Anatolia from Macedonia and Thrace. In Greek times, the Phrygians' most north-westerly settlement, was Keramon Agora, where a branch of the Royal Road left
Neolithic Cemeteries and Populations in the Dnieper Basin
Analyse de ces necropoles qui figurent parmi les plus vastes d'Europe et de l'anthropologie physique des populations inhumees. Historique des recherches. Etude detaillee des necropoles les mieux
Indo-Europeans in the Near East.
The earliest linguistic evidence of peoples speaking what are known as IndoEuropean (also called Indo-Hittite) languages is from the Near East. Due to some curious set of circumstances, we have