Staff Selections

Terry

The Horse, the Wheel, and Language
David W. Anthony

 An examination of the origins of the Indo-Euopean language group and how technology (the domesticated horse and wheeled transport) and place (the Eurasian Steppes) help to facilitate its spread across Asia and Europe. A very thorough analysis of the subject, with an emphasis on the archeology, although his chapters on the linguistic theory behind the concept of Proto-Indo-European and its development are quite good and accessible to the non-specialist.