[tied] Re: From words to dates: Water into wine, mathemagic or phyl

From: Richard Wordingham
Message: 47379
Date: 2007-02-10

--- In cybalist@yahoogroups.com, "mkelkar2003" <swatimkelkar@...> wrote:

> Here is a highly readable presentation of Atkinson-Gray methodology.
> They are using 1450-1000 BC as the date for Rig Veda to calibrate
> their tree (Table 18.7). Where are they getting that from? That date
> is itself based on the Kurgan expansion theory and the Hittite
> inscriptions.

The paper says they the date they *used* for the Rig Veda was simply
'before 1,000BC'. I don't think you can object to that, even if you
would love to investigate the effect of pushing the constraint back in