From: george knysh
>*****GK: I've read mentions of this re-dating. Can you
> I may be wrong but it would seem that the surprise
> re-dating of the
> often cited Dereivka horse skull to the iron age
> would justify a
> degree of re-evaluating across the board.
> Dereivka horse*****GK: There were 6 of them. Described in Telegin's
> bits, where are they and have they been lab-dated?
> Furthermore, where*****GK: Good questions. Telegin cites an article by
> are all the similar horsebits that should be lying
> somewhere around
> Europe between these circa 3500 BC dates and the
> bronze age? Have any
> been found west of the Ukraine? Shouldn't they be
>*****GK: Kul'baka notes the bone horse bits from Yamna
> As to Yamna, I read in Levine, Rassamakin, Kislenko
> and Tatarintseva,
> "Late prehistoric exploitation of the Eurasian
> steppe," (David Brown
> 1998) that Yuri Rassamakin not only found no
> evidence to indicate
> horses were harnessed or ridden in the region in the
> early bronze age,
> but that the horse "is virtually absent from the
> archaeological record."
>*****GK: I'm off to teach a class. When I get back
> Ten years ago I had some faith in the the ties
> between Ukraine
> horsemen, the last date of PIE unity and *ekwos as a
> proof of some kind.
> see the whole thing****GK: A good idea for any day.*******
> re-evaluated from scratc