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  1. Predecessor cultures to the PIEs realized how handy horses were in helping one kill all the folks. "From the functional point of view, according to the sum of the data, there is no reason to doubt that in the eastern zone the horse is already present in the Late Neolithic period. Since its domestication and the emergence of a specialized horse breeding, it has been also widely used for meat, milk and dairy products (including the traditional hippace tradition of the later Scythians), and since the beginning of the early Eneolithic for transport and for riding purposes. Another thing is the horse as a means of war, a means of distant travel and expansion. The beginning of the use of a horse for these purposes, in the opinion of the author, is determined by the appearance of social symbolism in the form of horse-head scepters, and is most fully reflected in the memories of the Khvalynsk culture and, in particular, the Novodanilovka type. Concerning western or Caucasian cultural zones related to Khvalynsk, the horse is thought to have been linked to the eastern region, used mainly for riding, as a means of transport and for communication, which, however, does not exclude its use for meat." "We already had in 2016 a Samara hunter-gatherer sample dated ca. 5600 BC, representative of EHG ancestry, of haplogroup R1b1a. We also had three early Khvalynsk samples from Samara Eneolithic dated ca. 4600 BC, with a drift towards (what we believe now is) a population from the Caucasus, showing haplogroups Q1a, R1a1(xM198), and R1b1a, the last one described in its paper as from a high-status burial, similar to high-status individuals buried under kurgans in later Yamna graves (of R1b-L23 lineages), and therefore likely a founder of an elite group of patrilineally-related families, while the R1a1 sample showed scarce decoration, and does not belong to the M417 lineage expanded later in Sredni Stog or Corded Ware." "We have seen this problem arise in Bell Beaker samples expanding all over Europe, turning from a fully Yamnaya-like population to something else entirely in different regions, from more EEF-like to more CWC-like, sharing one common trait: Y-DNA. We are seeing the same happen with Balkan groups and Mycenaeans, with Old Hittites, and with steppe MLBA from Andronovo peoples expanding over Central and South Asia, and we know that patrilineal clans and thus Y-chromosome bottlenecks were common after Neolithisation, especially with nomadic pastoralist steppe clans (and probably also with many previous population expansions)."
  2. As it turns out, whenever you see a 'y' in an English word that comes from Greek, it's a lie. The 'y' is a transliterated Greek υ, or upsilon. The Romans, wanting to be able to transliterate Greek words into the Latin alphabet, transliterated it as a 'y' which is why our words like 'hyper' are the way they are. In reality, in every historical variant of Greek (you know, the ones we get our Greek loanwords from), it was pronounced iike 'oo' or 'u'. So, hyper was huper, hypo was hupo, cycle was something like cucle, or kuklos, (which is of course the origin of the name of everyone's favorite ghost dress-up circlejerk). This goes into the old Proto-Indo-European connection, huper and hupo sound much more like Latin cognates super and sub than hyper and hypo. But you'll notice that Greek changed the first letter from an 's' to an 'h'. This seems like a small thing, but underneath it lies a pattern of Greek's being the rebellious son of Proto-Indo-European. Greek is like De Gaulle's France; you've got your two big groups (Centum or Satem languages; Warsaw Pact and NATO), and then the little bastard who thinks he can be his own thing (De Gaulle or Greek). Ancient Greek this weird, silly change from PIE it almost seems like it's intentionally trying to be different and edgy. PIE ekwos (horse) becomes hippos; ok Greek, where'd you get those p's in the middle there? Everyone else was just happy with equus or asvah (Eastern IE languages turned k into s) or something similar enough to be recognizable, but hippos? really? Keep in mind, this is the word for horse, probably the most important animal to the PIEs and the reason that half the world speaks an IE language. Greek just has this weird fascination with the letter 'h'. PIE swep (sleep) is hypnos, where every other daughter language uses a word beginning with 's'. Sehwol (sun) is helios, suhnu (son) is huios, sen (old) is henos. Why is this necessary? I know you need to feel like you're separate from those barbarous Persians or Celts, but this isn't the right way to lash out, Greek. It's just silly.
  3. Oh shit sorry, whereat? I don't remember that being posted beforehand.
  4. Terrible this guy doesn't show the shaping of the bow, but oh well, cool anyways: One of the best videos on his channel:
  5. New History Channel show: Cowboys and Vikings https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCXCxNFxw6iq-Mh4uIjYvufg/featured This chanel would be equally appropriate in the General Archaeology Thread, as this guy has tons of videos about Norse Myth as well as the Old Norse language.
  6. Burgonet (2,15 kg: steel, silver and gold, false-damascened, gold-leaf, roped, Germany 1560 French close helmet with a crest in the shape of a dragon, ca. 1630 Gilded helmet of General George Castriot, Italy, ca. 1460 Griffon Bourguignotte by Negroli (c1540-1545) A morion helmet lavishly decorated with historical, mythological, and biblical subjects, including portraits of Alexander the Great and Sabina, wife of the Roman emperor Hadrian. Brunswick, ca. 1560
  7. Golden neckpiece from the royal grave at Tolstaja Mogila kurgan. Scythian, Ukraine, 400 BC. Pazyryk Carpet, the oldest known surviving carpet in the world, 5th century BC. Scythian @Collimatrix Are either of these in your Scythian Art book?
  8. Boar spear, Austria 1680 149.9 cm, 1,6 kg or 3.5 lb steel, brass, staghorn, leather, wood, and silk velvet
  9. TIL that average height in Europe is still lower today than it was in pre-Neolithic times. https://ourworldindata.org/human-height#mesolithic-times-middle-ages-subsistence-societies-and-modern-foragers
  10. https://forum.wordreference.com/threads/influence-of-mongolian.2588910/ Apparently the Russian words денги (money) and лошадь (horse) are Mongol loanwords.
  11. This is clearly a ploy to delegitimize the totally trustworthy and important and one hundred percent relevant press even more and get more people to actually keep up on what's acctually happening listen to his awful, racist evil twitter... and... and... breitbart is bad... and alex jones.. and... REEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2018/01/08/trump-farm-bureau-federation-nashville/1014464001/ Oh come on, and this is obviously a distraction to make us ignore all the concentration camps he's building... and... charlottesville... and... racism... and... REEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2018/01/08/trump-signs-bill-upgrade-martin-luther-kings-birthplace-national-historic-park/1015174001/ Ooh, a POLL that shows Trump's approval is down! Remember how all the polls we've ever cited have been 100% accuate?!?! This PROVES he's going to get impeached! Blue Wave! REEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/opinions/wp/2018/09/03/maybe-trumps-incredible-poll-drop-is-real/?utm_term=.a948b1703790
  12. Oh, so it's not the Russians, it's the Dutch under @Bronezhilet puppeting the US?
  13. Hummingbirds are total goddamn bastards. So, due to the drought here in Colorado, my dad has set out some hummingbird feeders on the front and back porch. The hummingbirds, wasps, and chipmunks flock to it, because there is nothing else in like 12 miles for them to get delicious, delicious sugar from. Now, there are two kinds of hummingbirds in the area: rufous hummingbirds and broad-tailed hummingbirds. Rufouses have orange coloring and a flourescent red/orange throat and broad-tails are bright green with red throats. Both are attracted to the feeder, but there is one key difference: RUFOUS HUMMINGBIRDS ARE COMPLETE ASSHOLES. There are two rufouses and about a dozen broad-tails that gather at the feeders, and whenever a broad-tail goes to the feeder, the rufous (one of them stays at each feeder) comes and chases his ass away. If there are two, he chases both away. if there are six broad-tailed hummingbirds, the rufous will chase every single one of them off one after another, stopping only to eat for himself. I have seen this occur at least once at each feeder. I knew rufous hummingbirds were more aggressive, but jesus... This is why the Aztec war god Huitzilopotchli's name means "hummingbird of the south". This is why the rufous hummingbird is my new avatar.
  14. Trump has such great voodoo magic that he can randomly tweet out his campaign slogan and get 124,000 likes.
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