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5.0 out of 5 stars A foundation course, 2 Dec. 2009
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This review is from: The Horse, the Wheel, and Language: How Bronze-Age Riders from the Eurasian Steppes Shaped the Modern World (Hardcover)
This is really two books in one. The first part sets out the author's theories on the development of the Indo-European family of languages and the strands of evidence which come from the domestication of the horse and the invention of the wheel and the wagon. He deals fully with the rival theories of other archaeologists and the different linguistic methods of establishing the dates and places when and where the "daughter" languages evolved. The second part deals in detail with the archaeological investigations of the cultures of the Pontic-Caspian region and the eastern Steppes which form the basis of his theories and this is fairly demanding reading, a foundation course in near-eastern archaeology! Fortunately he writes so well that the reader is encouraged to persevere, so much so that I found myself re-reading the earlier chapters after I had reached the conclusion. His own researches into the domestication of the horse are particularly interesting and enjoyable to an ex-farmer like myself.
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