Horses (China)

Paul K. Manansala kabalen at MAIL.JPS.NET
Mon May 11 14:37:56 UTC 1998

      Wolfgang Behr <w.behr at EM.UNI-FRANKFURT.DE>

> At 14:04 10.05.98 +0100, Jan Houben wrote:
> > Wasn't horse-culture in China strongly
> > associated with "western people"?
> Yes indeed. There is strong evidence, that the domesticated horse
> first appeared in association with the chariot during the late Shang
> period (i.e. 12th c. b.c.). The chariot is almost certainly a "Western"
> cultural innovation. Cf. for textual & archaeological evidence

There is no evidence though that these "Western" people were
Indo-Europeans or that the domesticated horse was associated with any
migrations of people into China.

Paul Kekai Manansala

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