> Hi Ray,
> Since you ignored my previous post, and time is
> tight, guess we can start with migrations:
> If we go with conventional view, attested by
> rare acheological finds, we can presume
> early-human occupation pretty much across the
> globe ~100 kya; out of where doesn't matter at
> this point.
> Then as the last ice age retreated, better
> attested migrations appear. One attestation would
> be the discovery of red-headed, tall,
> high-peak-hatted mummies in the Gobi (now desert)
> area. Also search studies of genetic combinations,
> which may or may not be valid as the science is in
> its infancy, which tend to corroborate this view.
> Finally there is an 'explosion' of cultural and
> linguistic (i would suggest the two go
> hand-in-hand) erupting from the middle
> eastern/fertile crescent region.
> The mythological record is rife with accounts of
> catastrophes, floods and heaven-sent chaos;
> ending the ubiquitous "golden age", and sparking a
> new round of migrations. Also rampant in the
> mythological records are accounts among surviving
> peoples of "helpers" to re-establish the roots of
> civilization. These evolved or divine, who knows,
> beings are portrayed in Sumerian, Aryan,
> Dravidian, American and far-Eastern tales.
> Hence the advisability of a multi-cultural study,
> as opposed to perhaps a psychological paradigm
> which proposes that all the antediluvian cultures
> just sprang up simultaneously, due to
> 'subconscious archetypes', or whatever the
> new-ager pundits on this forum call them
Thanks, seasmith, so far,but here's the part I was hoping you'd develop:
for a complex syllabic language which engendered pictographic symbols, logograms and finally alphabetic characters.
Could you add this part?