As a linguist wanting to do interdisciplinary work, getting to know the other disciplines is vital. I had one class, “Archaeology and Indo-European Studies” which provided me with a basic understanding of archaeological methods. I then specialized in the Scandinavian Bronze Age and the portrayal of the Indo-European warrior for my term paper. Some months... Continue Reading →
The Divine Twins Pt. 2: Archaeological Evidence
This is a continuation from another blog post. Find Pt. 1 here Kristiansen & Larsson (2011, p. 265) write that some archaeological evidence of twin rituals might be found in the Corded Ware / Battle-Axe and Yamnaya cultures of the 4th and 3rd millennia BC, based on the possible dating of the Twin myth all... Continue Reading →
Interdisciplinary Work Pt. 2: Genetics and Archaeology
Find Pt. 1 here. One more player in the multi-disciplinary puzzle is Genetics. While there has been some major development in the field regarding archaeogenetics, I am excited but cautious. As an example, I will take one of the major articles: Allentoft et al. (2015) screened 601 human samples for ancient DNA (aDNA – DNA... Continue Reading →
The Divine Twins Pt. 1 – An example of Indo-European mythology
In this section, my aim is to demonstrate how archaeology and Indo-European languages can be combined to explore one of the most interesting myths attributed to the Indo-Europeans. The Divine Twins are a well-known myth (I summarized it below). I am using the term Indo-European mythology, because IE scholars are fairly certain that the twins... Continue Reading →
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