Thursday, 21 February 2013

Indo-Europeans galore

A whole bunch of papers in a journal I hadn't heard of before, but written by some of the best known people in this field. I see lots of "Buy pdf" links to accompany them, so if you want to spare me the expense, feel free to e-mail me a copy.

Anyway, here's a list of titles for reference:

Anthony, David Two IE phylogenies, three PIE migrations, and four kinds of steppe - p. 1-21
Balanovsky, Oleg; Utevska, Olga; Balanovska, Elena Genetics of Indo-European populations: the past, the future - p. 23-35
Blazek, Vaclav Indo-European zoonyms in Afroasiatic perspective - p. 37-54
Burlak, Svetlana Languages, DNA, relationship and contacts - p. 55-67
Dybo, Anna Language and archeology: some methodological problems. 1. Indo-European and Altaic landscapes - p. 69-92
Dybo, Vladimir Dialectal variation of Proto-Indo-European in the light of accentological research - p. 93-108
Gamkrelidze, Tamaz; Ivanov, Vyacheslav Indo-European homeland and migrations: half a century of studies and discussions - p. 109-136
Kullanda, Sergey Early Indo-European social organization and the Indo-European homeland - p. 137-144
Mallory, J.P. Twenty-first century clouds over Indo-European homelands - p. 145-154
Kornienko, Tatiana 'Archaeological Research in Northern Mesopotamia and North Caucasus' [Chronicle] - p. 155-162
Korovina, Eugenia 'Problems of the Indo-European Homeland' [Chronicle] - p. 163-166

UPDATE: Someone sent me the Anthony paper. Here is the main figure which suggests a correspondence between the linguistic phylogeny of Ringe et al. and the archaeological reconstruction of out-of-steppe movements of its author:

One of the weakest points of the steppe model is its treatment of Anatolians. Movement marked #1 perhaps takes some populations in an indistinct way into the east Balkans, but does not take them all the way to Anatolia.

The steppe model must propose some kind of early round-the-Black Sea mechanism to bring the Anatolians to their historical seats. This is not trivial; it might seem like a small jump from Thrace (where the endpoint of the first migration, marked with 1 is placed) to Anatolia, but it is in fact in the southern parts of the peninsula that we first find the Anatolian speakers. And, Anatolian place names are also recorded in Greece and its immediate environs, and not at all in the proposed migration route. Thus, the arrow must take the Anatolians further west (to account for the evidence from the Aegean, and then bring them south and east). I don't find this very plausible.

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