Miguel Carrasquer Vidal mcv at WXS.NL
Sun May 10 19:00:27 UTC 1998

"Paul K. Manansala" <kabalen at MAIL.JPS.NET> wrote:

>The earliest domesticated horses associated with human remains do not
>suggest Indo-Europeans.  The people were much more like the Altaic
>peoples who inhabit the Steppe.  However, according to the logic used
>in this thread horses in China and Japan translates to IE migrations
>to these regions.  Obviously there is no evidence that this is the

"Altaic peoples" in the Ukraine 4000-3500 BC?  Impossible.

The first signs of r-Turkic tribes (Huns, Xiongnu) moving into the
Eastern steppe are from the last centuries BC.  Before that, there is
abundant and overwhelming evidence (e.g. written records in
Khwarezmian, Sogdian, Saka (Khotanese), Scytho-Sarmatian and
Bactrian, borrowings into Finno-Ugrian and Slavic lgs., etc.) that
the steppe (both Eastern and Western) was inhabited by Iranian

Miguel Carrasquer Vidal
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