SV: Paired Horse and PIE breakup

N. Ganesan naga_ganesan at HOTMAIL.COM
Tue Nov 3 22:19:24 UTC 1998

>I see a slight logical problem here. The claim that Sintashta >chariots
>are the World's earliest chariots should be modified to a statement
>like this: "Sintashta chariots are the earliest chariots to be found
>in the World YET." Or something to that effect.

 Yes, Dr. Fosse's point is well-taken. But, Littauer
 calls these to be 'proto' chariots. True chariots
 are only 1800 B.C.  Sintashta chariots are evolving
 towards true ones. So, the archaelogical finds
 can at best go back few centuries before 2000 B.C.
 (say 2500 B.C.)

 N. Ganesan

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