My own experience: 6 weeks in Russia, excavating

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 →

Interdisciplinary work Pt. 1: What can Linguists gain from Archaeology and vice versa?

  Interdisciplinary Work Archaeology takes other approaches to the research of prehistory than historical linguistics do, it uses other methods, because we investigate different things – language vs. material cultures. While this makes interdisciplinary work challenging, it is also why these two disciplines can complement each other. Recently, there has been enormous progress in the... Continue Reading →

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