The Ethno-Cultural Heritage of Modern France
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3M ago
This map made by European Origins aims to showcase the diverse origin of the modern French nation. Although France takes its name from the Germanic Franks, the area now occupied by France was originally predominantly a Celtic region, as is attested most prominently in Caesar’s Commentaries on the Gallic Wars. The inhabitants of most of ..read more
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Study suggests Steppe Origin of Etruscans
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by European Origins
9M ago
A study has just been published regarding the genetic origins of the ancient Etruscans. They were a people of Antiquity who inhabited the region north of Latium, where Rome was founded by a Latin tribe. Before the rise of Rome, they were arguably the most powerful, most influential, and culturally and technologically advanced people on ..read more
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The Ethnogenesis of the Alemanni
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by European Origins
9M ago
Bachelor’s Thesis in the Course Cultural Studies at the FernUniversität in Hagen Grade: 1.0 By Marcel Biehringer (Translated from German by AI, proofread by the author) 1 Introduction Questions about one’s own identity are an essential part of being human. How an individual defines himself or herself also depends on the social group to which ..read more
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Study suggests Indo-European Language Family is older than previously thought.
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by European Origins
10M ago
The researchers of the Max-Panck-Institute of Evolutionary Anthropology in Leipzig, Germany, state that the Indo-European language family is several thousand years older than previously assumed and originated in the southern Caucasus ..read more
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Die Herkunft der Alemannen
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by European Origins
10M ago
In dieser Arbeit soll es um die Entstehung einer solchen ethnischen Gruppe gehen, nämlich um die Alemannen. Lange Zeit wurde in der Forschung angenommen, dass diese neue Gruppe, welche zuerst in der Spätantike auftauchte, den Limes als geschlossene Einheit überrannte um daraufhin in einer als „Landnahme“ interpretierten Besiedelung grob das Gebiet des heutigen Südwestdeutschen Raumes und zum Teil auch benachbarte Regionen in Besitz nahmen. Bei diesem Stamm habe es sich um einen „old Suebian tribe under a new name“ gehandelt (Drinkwater 2007, S. 43 f.), eine Annahme, welche zumindest teilweise ..read more
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Die Ethnogenese der Alemannen
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by European Origins
1y ago
Bachelorarbeit im Fachschwerpunkt Geschichte im Bachelorstudiengang Kulturwissenschaften Fernuniversität in Hagen vorgelegt von: Marcel Biehringer Endnote: 1.0 1 Einleitung Fragen nach der eigenen Identität sind ein essentieller Bestandteil des Mensch-Seins. Wie sich der Einzelne definiert hängt auch von der sozialen Gruppe ab, zu welcher man sich zugehörig fühlt (vgl. Brather 2000, S. 158). Naheliegende Gruppen sind ..read more
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Germany, the Germanic Tribes and their Origins
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by European Origins
1y ago
1 Introduction Shrouded within the uncertainty of Europe’s distant past are many mysteries. Whilst we are relatively well informed about the Mediterranean with its mighty empires we know comparatively little about the heartland and the fringes of the European continent. It wasn’t until the days of Julius Caesar that a new player stepped up onto… Read More Germany, the Germanic Tribes and their Origins ..read more
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Short “Documentary” about the Indo-European Language Family
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by European Origins
1y ago
Hello! It’s been a while since the last post on the website but I’m happy to inform you that I’ve been busy working on other platforms. First of all I’d like to introduce yourself to European Origins on Instagram: We are close to 18,000 followers and the page has been growing rapidly. Secondly, I’ve started… Read More Short “Documentary” about the Indo-European Language Family ..read more
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Continental West Germanic Dialect Continuum
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by European Origins
1y ago
The Continental West Germanic Dialect Continuum. Today Dutch and German are thought of as distinct languages and justly so. But in actuality there was a fluent transition between what is considered Dutch and what is considered German today for most of history and in some places in the border area this still holds true today.… Read More Continental West Germanic Dialect Continuum ..read more
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A Neanderthal in Suite and Tie
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by European Origins
1y ago
What if Neanderthals hadn’t become extinct? This is a question the curators of a Museum in Germany must have asked themselves when they created this exhibit: A Neanderthal in a suit and tie. As many of you may know, research in Archaeogenetics has relatively recently revealed that all human beings north of the Sahara Desert… Read More A Neanderthal in Suite and Tie ..read more
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