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  1. I haven't posted anything on this website for a great while, so I want to write something to SH's standards of quality and spite in order to properly fill the role of nobility. The website indoeuropean.eu has a great amount of information on Indo European migrations, unfortunately it has a large and glaring problem. The author of a great deal of its articles is an idiot. His name is Carlos Quiles, and he has created his own theory on the IE expansion, which seems to have a few problems of its own. The main contention between his "demic diffusion model" and typical syste
  2. 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 thin
  3. 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
  4. Oh shit sorry, whereat? I don't remember that being posted beforehand.
  5. Terrible this guy doesn't show the shaping of the bow, but oh well, cool anyways: One of the best videos on his channel:
  6. 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.
  7. 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
  8. 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?
  9. Boar spear, Austria 1680 149.9 cm, 1,6 kg or 3.5 lb steel, brass, staghorn, leather, wood, and silk velvet
  10. 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
  11. https://forum.wordreference.com/threads/influence-of-mongolian.2588910/ Apparently the Russian words денги (money) and лошадь (horse) are Mongol loanwords.
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