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The Resource The horse, the wheel, and language : how Bronze-Age riders from the Eurasian steppes shaped the modern world, David W. Anthony

The horse, the wheel, and language : how Bronze-Age riders from the Eurasian steppes shaped the modern world, David W. Anthony

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The horse, the wheel, and language : how Bronze-Age riders from the Eurasian steppes shaped the modern world
Title
The horse, the wheel, and language
Title remainder
how Bronze-Age riders from the Eurasian steppes shaped the modern world
Statement of responsibility
David W. Anthony
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Argues that the domestication of the horse and the use of the wheel by the prehistoric peoples of the central Eurasian steppe grasslands facilitated the spread of the Proto-Indo-European language throughout civilization
Cataloging source
UKM
Dewey number
950.1
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
  • GN778.28
  • P572
LC item number
  • .A68 2007
  • .A555 2007
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
The horse, the wheel, and language : how Bronze-Age riders from the Eurasian steppes shaped the modern world, David W. Anthony
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [507]-545) and index
Contents
I: Language and archaeology -- The promise and politics of the mother tongue -- How to reconstruct a dead language -- Language and time 1: The last speakers of Proto-Indo-European -- Language and time 2: Wool, wheels, and Proto-Indo-European -- Language and place: The location of the Proto-Indo-European homeland -- The archaeology of language -- II: The opening of the Eurasian Steppes -- How to reconstruct a dead culture -- First farmers and herders: The Pontic-Caspian Neolithic -- Cows, copper, and chiefs -- The domestication of the horse and the origins of riding: The tale of the teeth -- The end of old Europe and the rise of the Steppe -- Seeds of change on the Steppe borders: Maikop chiefs and Tripolye towns -- Wagon dwellers of the Steppe: the speakers of Proto-Indo-European -- The Western Indo-European languages -- Chariot warriors of the Northern Steppes -- The opening of the Eurasian Steppes -- Words and deeds
Control code
ocn174129990
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xii, 553 p.
Isbn
9780691058870
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)174129990
  • a1398381
Label
The horse, the wheel, and language : how Bronze-Age riders from the Eurasian steppes shaped the modern world, David W. Anthony
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [507]-545) and index
Contents
I: Language and archaeology -- The promise and politics of the mother tongue -- How to reconstruct a dead language -- Language and time 1: The last speakers of Proto-Indo-European -- Language and time 2: Wool, wheels, and Proto-Indo-European -- Language and place: The location of the Proto-Indo-European homeland -- The archaeology of language -- II: The opening of the Eurasian Steppes -- How to reconstruct a dead culture -- First farmers and herders: The Pontic-Caspian Neolithic -- Cows, copper, and chiefs -- The domestication of the horse and the origins of riding: The tale of the teeth -- The end of old Europe and the rise of the Steppe -- Seeds of change on the Steppe borders: Maikop chiefs and Tripolye towns -- Wagon dwellers of the Steppe: the speakers of Proto-Indo-European -- The Western Indo-European languages -- Chariot warriors of the Northern Steppes -- The opening of the Eurasian Steppes -- Words and deeds
Control code
ocn174129990
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xii, 553 p.
Isbn
9780691058870
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)174129990
  • a1398381

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