Slavs are older than we think – new research

The Slavs are the most numerous population of Central and Eastern Europe. Nowadays, about 268 million people inhabiting well over half of Europe speak thirteen languages (and their dialects) belonging to the Slavic language group . First remarks about Slavic populations can be found in the written sources of East Roman and Byzantine authors, dated around 550 AD. Although these reports characterized Slavic tribes that had lived at that time, the antecedent history of that ethnic groups remained unrevealed. Therefore, the issue of the earliest location of Slavs has been deliberated over the past century from the historical, archaeological, ethnographic and linguistic viewpoint . Although the ongoing discussion in these fields unanimously indicates their common origin, the results of various studies indicate different time and place of their formation. A number of alternative “homelands” of the Slavs have been suggested thus far (reviewed briefly in. Many hypotheses have been proposed to explain the origin of Slavs, but the most widely discussed are “autochthonous” and “allochthonous” (migrationist) theories. The “autochthonous” conception points to the continuity of cultural development of the Central Europe (the area between the Oder and Vistula rivers) from the Bronze Age until the historical appearance of the Slavs in the early Middle Ages. According to this hypothesis, the Bronze and Iron Age Lusatian culture of the area between the Oder and Vistula is considered as Proto-Slavic and subsequent Zarubinets-Przeworsk cultures (200 BC –200 AD) are included in the putative Slavic “homeland”. From the very beginning, this hypothesis has been challenged by some German archeologists who claim that the Przeworsk region was more arguably within an early Germanic-speaking territory. Germans have always been greedy – haha.  Recent research shows something completely different. You can read here :

http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0054360  

 

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Daria Anna

My name is Daria. From birth I live in Poland. I study psychology at the University of Lodz. My interests are focused on the problems of people, observation of relationships between them, getting to know the spiritual sphere and also their views of life. I’m interested in the influence of culture and religion on human life, its role and place in the world.
In my free time I train archery and write novels and essays. Since childhood I have liked writing poetry, short stories, which were published then. In 2015 I wrote my first book entitled “The natural order of the universe, that is the story of True God”, which is a philosophical treatise containing an attempt to answer the following questions: What should be the humanity aim? What is the meaning of our existence and other entities? How can we reconcile science with religion?

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