[tied] Re: More numbers

From: tgpedersen
Message: 15994
Date: 2002-10-07

--- In cybalist@..., Miguel Carrasquer <mcv@...> wrote:
> On Sat, 05 Oct 2002 11:29:30 -0000, "tgpedersen" <tgpedersen@...>
> >Sidenote: strange that two of the three domestic species that come
> >from SE Asia (pig, dog, chicken) are unclean in the Middle East
> >(those two brought their names too). Some old ethnic conflict with
> >those who imported them?
> The chicken is a late (Roman period?) arrival from SE Asia.
> As far as I know, the pig was domesticated independently in Europe
and in SE
> Asia, and my guess would be that for reasons of proximity it
arrived in the
> Middle East from Europe first. Neolithic in any case.

There was a dicussion of it on cybalist. Swedish researchers had
found SE Asian origin for the European pig. I had some correspondence
with them. I'll look it up.

> The dog was the only pre-Neolithic domesticated animal. I'm not
aware of any
> evidence that it comes from SE Asia.
Come to think of it, no genetic evidence. But there's is Ruhlen's dog
word. So wide a distribution of a still-recognizable word to me
indicates borrowing.

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> Miguel Carrasquer Vidal
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