[tied] Re: obscure languages - Kaskian, Hattic,

From: jdcroft
Message: 14169
Date: 2002-07-29

Glen wrote

> Again, I think the Kartvelian form is borrowed. Agriculture may have
> been pioneered by Caucasic speaking people but does this mean that
> they necessarily invented wine? I had the impression that wine (or
> at least the wine word) came from the Balkans. Thoughts?

Glen, cultivated grapes appear first with the Secondary Products
Revolution at Tell Halaf 5,600 BCE. This appears to have been the
first, but the word for grapa may have existed before that.