> >*****GK: You have evidence of "Sarmatian saddles" in Przeworsk? Bring
> > (TP)How do you know
> > > that what
> > > happened was the arrival of "a certain number of
> > > Sarmatian brides"
> > > and not a migration.
> > GK: Because Tacitus speaks of marriages, not of
> > population shifts or mixed settlements, and because we
> > have no archaeological evidence to indicate
> > otherwise.
> So what you're saying is that the Sarmatians sent their brides (and
> leaving any archaeological traces in the Przeworsk cultures, andand
> anyone who thinks otherwise should have his head examined?*****GK: If you claim that there are archaeological traces but are
> how it is possible for a people to marry into another people andnone
> of their culture appears in the archaeology?*****GK: Look for analogies. They may have been quickly assimilated
> > (TP)Don't forget that archaelogical
> > > remains of the
> > > Hunnic invasions wich were fairly substantial, I'd
> > > say, have only
> > > been found recently?
> > GK: Your mind works in mysterious ways, Torsten.
> > Nomadic cultures leave little evidence of course. Thus
> > all we know of the very numerous Sarmatian complexes
> > in the Eurasian steppes we gather from gravesites or
> > from occasional finds in the material of more settled
> > cultures. There was a bit of that available from
> > Hunnic times before more recent discoveries added some
> > more. But (try to follow, it's not that difficult),
> > there is an enormous difference between positing the
> > presence of Huns (and Sarmatians) in Eastern Europe
> > even in the context of archaeological "poverty" and
> > arguing Odinist fantasies.
> (TP)There is an enormous difference between arguing against a
> using facts and attributing it to some sinister Odinist movement.*****GK: Typical Torsten red herring. What "sinister Odinist
>*****GK: Snorri is not an authoritative source on events which
> >(GK)We have a substantial
> > number of historical documentation on Huns and
> > Sarmatians. And THAT, my good fellow, is precisely
> > what we do not have concerning the mythical "Odin"
> > migration from "Asgard".
> (TP)Are we talking written sources? Snorri is one.
>*****GK Exactly. We are still waiting for a hypothesis. A bare flatus
> >(GK)Now as to the missing
> > archaeological evidence of Sarmatian migration into
> > Bastarnia. (Pay attention) It has been pointed out to
> > you repeatedly (I did it, and most recently Piotr)
> > that it is not up to those who do not accept your
> > baseless contentions to "prove" them wrong: you are
> > methodologically not entitled to make them, and it is
> > up to you to advance at least something which might
> > back a hypothesis. You can't simply fantasize and then
> > proclaim "disprove this!". This is an infantile
> > approach. The sooner you realize this the better.
> (TP)I understand that I'm an idiot and not entitled to propose a
> hypothesis? I'm afraid I can't see other substance to the above.