Re: Renfrew's theory renamed as Vasco-Caucasian

From: Francesco Brighenti
Message: 49989
Date: 2007-09-19

--- In, "tgpedersen" <tgpedersen@...> wrote:

> The pig is older than that.

But see the Proto-Dene-Caucasian reconstruction for 'pig' proposed
by John Bengtson at
(see on p. 12 and n. 124 in the PDF document)

According to Bengtson, Basque <urde> 'pig' appears to be cognate
with Proto-Caucasian <*wHa:rtl'wV> id. (Hunzib <butlu>, Lezgi

Did Early Neolithic Dene-Caucasian speakers bring and pigs and
agriculture into Southeast Europe from Anatolia?

Kindest regards,