Re: [tied] Venice Beach

From: Piotr Gasiorowski
Message: 4421
Date: 2000-10-17

Yes, I suggested that the homeland of Proto-Italic was in Central Europe, east of the Proto-Celts, and that there was a northward expansion (Lausitz) that reached the Baltic. This would mean that Biskupin was built by an Italic tribe. 
There are many Central European (also Polish) rivernames that are neither Balto-Slavic nor Germanic, but can be analysed as "Italoid" IE.
----- Original Message -----
From: Michal Milewski
Sent: Tuesday, October 17, 2000 5:22 PM
Subject: Re: [tied] Venice Beach

Piotr Gasiorowski wrote:

> I've had to rethink the Venedic question. Here's my revised interpretation.[cut]
I really like this version. Does it imply that the earlier
Lausitz culture (being a base for later Pommeranian culture)
and generaly all Urnfields were of Italic (or closely
related) origin? I think you mentioned something like this
in one of your previous posts, but do you have anything more
to support this hypothesis (archeology, linguistics?). What
about the origin of some geographic names in this area
(including Pommerania region). I know that onomastics is of
no great help in settling linguistic and ethnogenetic
issues, but if we don't have a better source...