Hmmm. Interesting.

Any chance of you tying up this map with your 6000BC Black Sea
map, Glen? I am interested in how your locations for Kartvelian and
Hurro-Urartian/Nakh-Daghestanian and their extents move.

I notice that you said recently you regarded HU/ND as being more
long-standing in the Caucasus than any other family. Presumably,
in order to allow you to relate this to Basque, HU/ND is going to
have to be more widely spread at some point, no?


In a message dated 09/04/02 22:36:24 GMT Daylight Time, glengordon01@... writes:

The colours are meant to mark three major linguistic groups:
BuruYen in green, SinoDene in yellow and Steppe (aka Bomhard's
Eurasiatic) in red. I've also marked the placement of dialect
areas within the Steppe region. BuruYen and SinoDene are, in
my mind, closely related sister language groups relating back
to 15,000 BCE or so. My thought is that the easterly SinoDene
first cleaved BuruYen in two around 10,000 BCE, followed by an
encroachment from the southwest by the Steppe speaking peoples
up to a thousand years later.