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By John D. Bengtson

Compiled in honor and party of veteran anthropologist Harold C. Fleming, this booklet includes 23 articles by means of anthropologists (in the overall feel) from the 4 major disciplines of prehistory: archaeology, biogenetics, paleoanthropology, and genetic (historical) linguistics. due to Professor Fleming’s significant specialize in language ― he based the organization for the research of Language in Prehistory and the magazine Mother Tongue ― the content material of the booklet is seriously tilted towards the learn of human language, its origins, historic improvement, and taxonomy. as a result of Fleming’s wide box adventure in Africa a number of the articles care for African issues.
This quantity is meant to exemplify the primary, within the phrases of Fleming himself, that every of the 4 disciplines is enriched while it combines with anyone of the opposite 4. The authors are consultant of the innovative in their respective fields, and this publication is uncommon in together with contributions from quite a lot of anthropological fields instead of concentrating in anyone of them.

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Each of the planetary deities is believed to control events on a particular day of the week. 4. A person born on a particular day has characteristics given to him or her by the deity who “owns” the day of the person’s birth. Kroeber presented an account of the origin and diffusion of the planetary week. It was developed in Babylonia by priests who identified the planets with seven of their important deities. Astronomy and astrology, both of which were in their infancy, were not yet distinct. Between the eighth and sixth century BCE concepts emerged in which each of these deities presided seriatim over a day and each of the deities had influence over events during his or her day.

2004). The spatial and biological data offer firm ground to generate a range of hypotheses when other evidence is considered, and simulation studies would be of great interest.  Shomarka Omar Keita Acknowledgments I would like to thank Harold Fleming for inviting me to participate in his Festschrift. Kudos to you Harold for a life well spent in the pursuit of knowledge to further a positive understanding of the African past. I lament that we do not have a legion of historical linguists who work on African languages, and predominantly from the continent.

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