Re: ABH The God Hasameli/Hasamelis of the Hittite/Hurrian Pantheon!
- Hi Michael
> John, would you include the Ainu here at all, or maybe the AinuThere are also those who have equated Australian Aboriginal people
> have some of this stock. It's been said that there are some
> biological similarities between Australian Aborigines and Ainu.
with Andaman Islanders, or the Veddas of Ceylon. Michael, genetic
studies have shown these associations are all spurious. The Ainu are
most closely related to the Japanese (although this has come as
somewhat of a shock to the Japanese who believed Ainu to be totally
unrelated. Like the Japanese they appear related to two separate
people (poised equidistant between them) - related on one side to the
Formosan Austronesian people (a family that used to be called Malayo-
Polynesian) and hence to the South East Asians, and on the other hand
they are connected to the Altaic related people of North East Asia
(Manchu, Mongol and Forest Turkic peoples).
The Jomon culture, which is ultimately Ainu seems to have come across
Central and East Asia, with the spread of Upper Paleolithic Cultures,
together with the spread of litorial people (coastal dwelling people)
spreading up from South East Asia.
> > the so-called-Ethiopians, reported by Greek writers in SouthernMichael asked
> > Arabia, although these may have been more recent arrivals from
> > Africa)
> John, whom do you mean are probably the ancestors of theEthiopia literally means the home or place of the Ethiopians.
> Ethiopians, the people Holly mentioned or Southern Arabs? And what
> do you mean by so-called-Ethiopians? Although, I believe the term
> Ethiopia was originally a geographical term?
Michael, to the Greeks the Ethiopians were people whom they
considered to be darker than themselves. It would be equivalent to
the modern use of the term "coloured". This dark skinned people of
Southern Arabia, the Gedrosian coast of Iran, the Dravidians and any
others were all called Ethiopians, as we would call them perhaps
Blacks. But like the Dravidians, who in fact are more closely
related to the blond Nordics than to the people of Ethiopia, their
skin colour does not illustrate any common origin.
Thanks for the clarification!
> Holly wrotehttp://www.groups.yahoo.com/group/AncientBibleHistory
> > More than likely partly borrowed and partly
> > on their own, just like all scripts.
> Holly, the only script that seems to have developed
> in Southern
> Arabia/Yemen was the mature South Arabian script.
> No earlier Proto-
> Sinaitic or Proto-Canaanite scripts have ever been
> found in this
> region, and a complete development sequence has been
> put together
> from inscriptions in the Levant. The scripts from
> which it developed
> are located in the Sinai Region (known as Old
> Negev). As I
> suggested, this developed from an even earlier
> alphabetic script,
> Proto-Sinaitic (which may have had some influence on
> the development
> even of the Ugaritic cuneiform alphabet!)
> Regards John
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