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14 - Relative and Absolute Chronologies of the Chariot Complex in Northern Eurasia and Early Indo-European Migrations

from Part IV - The Bronze Age Chariot and Wool Horizons

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  29 April 2023

Kristian Kristiansen
Affiliation:
Göteborgs Universitet, Sweden
Guus Kroonen
Affiliation:
Universiteit Leiden
Eske Willerslev
Affiliation:
University of Copenhagen
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Summary

Linking the distribution of wheeled transport to the evolution of language is a strategy often employed to locate the Indo-European (IE) motherland and trace the formation of various Indo-European languages in different parts of the Old World. The underlying assumption is that archaeological assemblages that are separate in space but similar in appearance represent people speaking dialects of the same language. The chronology, sources, and spatiality of the IE migrations, however, remain topics of heated discussion. Specifically, researchers disagree on which early archaeological phenomenon represents the source of early IE migration (Grigoriyev 2002; Anthony 2007; Allentoft et al. 2015; Klejn et al. 2017).

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The Indo-European Puzzle Revisited
Integrating Archaeology, Genetics, and Linguistics
, pp. 247 - 256
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Print publication year: 2023

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