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Long and very interesting article with many illustrations. This one slipped through the cracks last spring.
1 posted on 10/21/2011 5:35:35 PM PDT by Renfield
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To: SunkenCiv

PaleoAtlantic ping.


2 posted on 10/21/2011 5:36:27 PM PDT by Renfield (Turning apples into venison since 1999!)
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Megalith Builders, Red Paint People and Algonquins
3 posted on 10/21/2011 5:57:21 PM PDT by Paine in the Neck (Where's he getting these ideas? He's not smart enough to be that stupid all by himself.)
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Gladwin makes a guess that the basic original Algonquins were probably Mediterraneans but they mixed with peoples from across the whole of Asia: we might read that as meaning of the Eurasian language Superfamily. Gladwin specifically has a point of origin in Spain at 2000-2500 BC (p143-145)....

Algonquian languages are not organized along at all similar lines as any language I know from Europe. At all. Definitely not anything Indo-European, and probably not any pre-Indo-European substrate languages of the Mediterranean.

If I was keen on proving the author's theory, I would start analyzing proto-Algonquian grammar and see if there is any solid, regular connection with linguistic substrata in Europe (Basque, Etruscan, pre-Greek, etc.). But it's pretty doubtful. I actually came to Algonquian grammar after having studied Latin, Greek, Etruscan, Osco-Umbrian etc. It's a pretty stark difference...Mediterranean languages are typically inflected, whereas Algonquian, like many American languages, is agglutinative.

To make a long story short, I wouldn't put a whole lot of stock in this hypothesis the author lays out.

4 posted on 10/21/2011 6:32:46 PM PDT by Claud
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The Talkers on the Canadian side of the Akwesasne have some of the same Euro-parallel information such as the Dardenelles ``stone canoe that can go upstream by itself.`` 99% of the Talkers` knowledge is not written down- just oral transmission from thousands of years ago. They will not speak to anyone who is not Nation. [cf Greek legends,- ]


5 posted on 10/21/2011 6:34:35 PM PDT by bunkerhill7
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A 30 year old book, America BC, postulated that the eastern tribes, particularly the Algonkian had been influenced by Celtic travellers from Europe of 300-100 BC. The author used Caesar’s descriptions of the vessels of the Celtic Brits in The Commentaries, large nulti deck vessels with sails and oars, much larger and more sea worthy than the Roman Triremes,that could have made the cross Atlantic voyages. Also the presence of furs in Celtic and Gaulish culture that,in retrospect, do not seem native to Europe, but to America,


6 posted on 10/21/2011 6:43:54 PM PDT by xkaydet65 (IACTA ALEA EST!!!')
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To: Renfield
Good article.

I'm a believer:

Letter From Newfoundland: Homing In On The Red Paint People

8 posted on 10/21/2011 6:52:02 PM PDT by blam
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Immigrants From The Other Side (Clovis Is Solutrean?)
10 posted on 10/21/2011 6:55:21 PM PDT by blam
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Interesting. Back to see this later.


12 posted on 10/21/2011 8:06:54 PM PDT by OldNewYork
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