Is the Aryan Invasion a Myth?

Paul Kekai Manansala kekai at JPS.NET
Thu Dec 3 19:48:59 UTC 1998

N. Ganesan wrote:
> Vidhyanath Rao wrote:
> >
> > p151., col 2 para 3: ``The horse chariot ... Sintasha cemetry had
> > two wheels with ten spokes each (fig 8.20) In the ancient Near East
> > most chariots continued to have only four spokes until aboput 1400 BC.
> > Thus the chariotry of the early Andronovo of the northern steppes
> > was more advanced.'' Note the ``thus''.
> <<<
> Russian cars built for Siberia were better for cold climates. The
> concept of the Greek trireme came from the Assyrian direme which was
> an improvement over the single layer boats. To my mind the direme was
> a bigger invention. After seeing two decks, thinking of 3 decks is not
> hard. Adding extra spokes for rough riding over the steppes doesn't say
> much about levels of technology. Cities had things like roads and it
> was probably not necessary to have 10 spokes. This is like comparing a
> jeep
> 4 wheel drive against a Maserati and concluding the jeep is more
> advanced.
> >>>
>    Can I then understand that Sintashta chariots are
>    more advanced than the Neareast variety??

If the Sintashta remains were indeed chariots, then that is a valid

>    To make sense, Steppe-valas added more spokes.
>    A technolgical advance.
>    (For cities 4 would suffice; Steepes needed
>    more)

This seems to presuppose (the word "added") that the Sintashta
"chariots" were derived from the Near Eastern ones.

However, what if the Near Eastern ones were developed from Sintashta?
That would mean reducing the number of excess spokes (streamlining?),
producing less weight, work and waste.

Paul Kekai Manansala

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