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Saltovo-Mayaki Edit

u7a4 did not found in Belgorod Oblast like the editor is saying.

'A genetic study published in Nature in May 2018 examined three males of the Saltovo-Mayaki culture buried in Belgorod Oblast, Russia between ca. 700 AD and 900 AD.[3] The sample of Y-DNA extracted belonged to haplogroup R1.[4] The three samples of mtDNA extracted belonged to the haplogroups I, J1b4 and #Haplogroup U7|U7a4.[5]

The mtDNA that have been extracted from Belgorod Oblast belonged to haplogroups I (i4a) and D4m2 and not U7'U7a4.

Haplogroup mtDNA U5 been found among Saltovo-Mayaki but not in Belgorod Oblast.

Merger discussion for Altiburus Edit

  An article which may be of interest to members of this project—Altiburus—has been proposed for merging with Althiburos. If you are interested, please participate in the merger discussion. Thank you. Mathglot (talk) 23:39, 5 July 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Keszthely culture Edit

This article has been completely rewritten in a way that flatly contradicts earlier versions. More eyes would be welcome. Srnec (talk) 20:23, 18 July 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

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Etruscan Language Edit

DEcipherment of the Etruscan language. Velthuru (talk) 20:24, 15 August 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Peopling of the Americas needs eyes Edit

A lot of good faith edits from a new editor, I think overuse of media. Doug Weller talk 06:55, 16 September 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Tell es-Sultan Edit

Tell es-Sultan is in the news because it has been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. There is some IP-related vandalism to keep an eye on, but it also occurs to me that the article is woefully incomplete for such an important site. – Joe (talk) 07:28, 19 September 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Isis shipwreck Edit

Hello, I was amazed that the article about the wreck of the Roman ship Isis had little to no details about the discovery of the wreck in 1989. I've added a brief blurb, but it could really use updating , see here: [1] Oaktree b (talk) 19:01, 20 September 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Circumpolar Stone Age Edit

It's weird that Circumpolar Stone Age is a red-link, not even going to a section somewhere. I'm not sure this term is used much any longer, but Googling for it shows that it was in common use in pretty prominent source materials well into the mid-20th century. Looking around, there seems to have been a particular theory behind this which has been somewhat cast aside, but not entirely. Here's the abstract of a paper from 2010 (available in full text here: [2], from an entire book on the subject, Circumpolar Reappraisal: The Legacy of Gutorm Gjessing (1906-1979)): "In 1944 Gutorm Gjessing proposed the first comprehensive study of circumpolar Arctic cultures that used broad anthropological methods—ethnography, archaeology, and geography—in an attempt to construct a unified theory for Arctic cultures and prehistory. Although flawed as an over-arching theory, his landmark 'Circumpolar Stone Age' still challenges us to search for underlying themes and trends in Arctic anthropology. Recent advances in environmental studies, anthropological theory, new data from the Eurasian Arctic, and realization that regional development and southern interactions played larger roles than circumpolar contacts have replaced the earlier emphasis on migration and diffusion as processes that governed Arctic cultural studies in the mid-20th century. Nevertheless, the widespread distribution of shamanism, reindeer herding, and sea mammal hunting, and similarities in technology, social life, religion and folklore remind us that Arctic cultural development has a global quality perceived first by Bogoras and Gjessing that continues to distinguish it as a distinct sub-field ofanthropology." Bogoras surely refers to Vladimir Bogoraz AKA Waldamar Bogoras, a Russian anthropologist known for studies of the Chukchi people in Siberia.  — SMcCandlish ¢ 😼  08:18, 21 September 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Hood 1995 also describes it as a significant historical theory:
One of the earlier systematic attempts to account for these similarities was the Norwegian archaeologist Guttorm Gjessing's (1944) notion of a Circumpolar Stone Age [...] Progress in regional archaeology eventually revealed the inadequacies of Gjessing's diffusionist model, but the core idea of relating cultural similarities to common adaptive needs was taken up by subsequent generations of researchers.
Sounds like it's worth an article. – Joe (talk) 08:25, 21 September 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]