24 Mar 2013

Analytic Proto-Bantu?

In 2007 Derek Nurse asked: Did the Proto-Bantu verb have a synthetic or an analytic structure? He came to the conclusion that it was originally analytic. Proto-Bantu is the originator of several central and south African languages including Swahili, Xhosa and Zulu.

10 Mar 2013

The Minoan art and artifice


 Mary Beard in Knossos: Fakes, Facts, and Mystery reminds us that human history may not just be written by the victors of war but also by a few modern archaeologists corrupted by the power of capitalist enterprise to ride the fast-track to academic praise.