Thursday, December 23, 2021

Old Debate from 2012, citing goes on - Mismodeling Indo-European origins - and a discussions about Maria Gimbutas - videos

 Salvete Omnes,

right before Christmas - so this is this rather old video from 2012 - but it goes to the heart of the matter, i.e., debate on the origins of the Indo-Europeans and the politics of the academic world - eg my post about the November 2021AD article of the Tocharians etc.

So in 2012 The Science (and NYT followed with this article) published this article: Mapping the Origins and Expansion of the Indo-European Language Family

Two scholars: Martin W. Lewis & Asya Pereltsvaig, in this video they did a very pointed and excellently delivered critique  on the errors and falsities of that Science article at Stanford Univ.. this short lecture is a great voyage into the historic linguistics and the story of Indo-Europeans. 
But in spite of the soundness of their arguments the article from The Science keeps on being cited (as you can see from the PubMed link. 

Regarding the Kurgan theory there are many critics of the Gimbutas, Anthony et al., kurgan hypothesis  - like  this presenter.

Nota bene:  

James Mallory, David Anthony, and Dorcas Brown talking about Maria Gimbutas and her theories being vindicated - from UCLA October 2021. 

from more distant past - dr Anthony's Wheeled vehicles, horses, and Indo-European origins lecture from 2012.


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