Re: [tied] Re: AIT

From: Glen Gordon
Message: 8881
Date: 2001-08-31

>What may have immigrated under Ice Age climatic pressure is the
>European racial type, strongly present in India's NW and more dimly
>as one moves S and E. But this says little about their culture or
>language, which in 10,000+ BC cannot have been PIE anyway, let alone

Those must be ancestors to the Burushaski as they seperated
from early Yeneseians in the Central Asian steppes at this time.
The two languages were cleaved apart by the east-to-west migration
of the NWC language as it spread from the SinoDene centre located
further east. By 9,000 BCE, hunter-gatherers speaking Proto-Steppe
(a Nostratic language and linguistic ancestor of IE, Uralic,
Altaic, etc) came from the southwest. Dravidian
didn't enter India until about 5000 BCE from the South Caspian area.
So basically, there are three main language families in Central
Asia after the Ice Age (BuruYen, SinoDene and Steppe) and the first
two (BuruYen and SinoDene) are closely related.

Thanx, guys, that genetic/physiological tidbit totally validates
my suspicions about the state of Central Asian languages after the
Ice Age! I'll have to look more into that.

gLeNny gEe
...wEbDeVEr gOne bEsErK!

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