Complexity Digest 2004.10 - 02.03
Why Anatolia?, Science
Excerpts: (...) both the seeds of the Indo-European language and the gateway for the spread of agriculture into Europe some 8000 years ago. Recent research at a number of Anatolian sites has shown that this huge plateau was teeming with human populations, rich with art and culture, and home to the grains, cereals, and legumes key to the expansion of farming. "Everybody agrees that farming came to Europe from Anatolia," says (...) Colin Renfrew, chief partisan of the farming-dispersal model of Indo-European origins. "So Anatolia must be the point of departure [for languages too]."
- Source: Why Anatolia?
[ http://www.sciencemag.org/cgi/content/full/303/5662/1324 ], MichaelBalter, DOI: 10.1126/science.303.5662.1324, Science, Vol 303, Issue 5662, 1324, 04/02/27