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To: aristeides
Well, I'll defer to you since I can only put up a Univ. of Wyoming undergraduate degree in history against your Harvard doctorate!
29 posted on 06/03/2002 6:54:33 PM PDT by colorado tanker
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To: colorado tanker
Thanks, but I do hope you don't just defer to me, but look at the Bryant book. I think it does quite a good job of presenting the state of the evidence.

Bryant is agnostic about whether the language of the Indus Valley script might be some early version of Sanskrit/Vedic. He thinks that the resolution of the question depends on a decipherment of the script.

By the way, I don't think any respectable scholar suggested that the language of Linear B was an earlier version of Greek before the Ventris-Chadwick decipherment proved that it was. So the Indus Valley script turning out to be Sanskrit would not be without parallel.

30 posted on 06/03/2002 7:00:18 PM PDT by aristeides
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