Re: [tied] Archaeological Aspects of the Indo European Problem in M

From: Piotr Gasiorowski
Message: 44952
Date: 2006-06-13

On 2006-06-13 06:19, mkelkar2003 wrote:

> Archaeological Aspects of the Indo European Problem in Modern
> Scandinivian Historiography:
> The words "Aryan" and "Indo-Aryans" are used most peculiarly to denote
> a race even in 2004.

You seem to have misuderstood the text completety. It's about the
_history_ of the IE question in Scandinavian scholarship. It doesn't
mention an "Aryan race" at all, and references to "Aryan" in the sense
"(Proto-)Indo-European" are restricted to the historical context where
such usage belongs -- the nineteen-teens and 'twenties.

> Toward the end (middle of p. 42) the author seems
> to be arguing for autochthonous cultural developement instead of an
> Aryan Invasion of Scandinivia.

Quite the opposite! He argues essentially in favour of the migration
theory and refutes arguments for the autochthonous theory (see his own
summary, pp. 42ff.). Of course, not an "Aryan" invasion. The only legal
use of "Aryan" in modern linguistic terminology is with reference to
Indo-Iranian speakers.