Re: Ice age, plate tectonics and PIE

From: S.Kalyanaraman
Message: 19721
Date: 2003-03-12

--- In, "Daniel J. Milton" <dmilt1896@...>
wrote:> Kalyan, can you be more specific as to what you have in
mind? > I suppose you are thinking about significantly different
> geographies because of coastline advance or retreat.

Thanks, Dan, for bringing up the coastline, maritime perspective.

It is a geological fact that Dholavira and Surkotada wereas located
on Rann of Kutch island(s) with access to the coastline for maritime
transactions, say, with Saurashtra region (if not, across the
Persian Gulf). Amri-Nal phase of the civilization points to a sea-
based industrial activity on the Makran coast (e.g. find of a wide
bangle of turbinella pyrum, s'ankha at Mehrgarh dated to 6500 BCE).

My point was to see if there can be some reconstruction of the PIE
speaking peoples' locations around ca. 12,000 years before present.
Apparently, paleolithic people on the Indian plate were not affected
by glaciation.