New Book: A Linguistic Map of Prehistoric Northern Europe

Johanna Laakso johanna.laakso at
Tue May 21 14:24:48 UTC 2013

From Riho Grünthal:

A Linguistic Map of Prehistoric Northern Europe. Edited by Riho Grünthal & Petri Kallio. Mémoires de la Société Finno-Ougrienne 266, XXVIII + 370 s. ( The book is sold and distributed by Web Bookstore Tiedekirja (


Preface VII

Riho Grünthal
Introduction: an interdisciplinary perspective on
prehistoric Northern Europe XI

Mika Lavento
Cultivation among hunter-gatherers in Finland –
evidence of activated connections? 1

Charlotte Damm
From Entities to Interaction: Replacing pots and people
with networks of transmission 41

Luobbal Sámmol Sámmol Ánte (Ante Aikio)
An essay on Saami ethnolinguistic prehistory 63

Asko Parpola
Formation of the Indo-European and Uralic
(Finno-Ugric) language families in the light of
archaeology: Revised and integrated ‘total’ correlations 119

Tiit-Rein Viitso
Early Metallurgy in Language:
The History of Metal Names in Finnic 185

Karl Pajusalu
Phonological Innovations of the Southern Finnic Languages 201

Petri Kallio
The Prehistoric Germanic Loanword Strata in Finnic 225

Guus Kroonen
Non-Indo-European root nouns in Germanic: evidence
in support of the Agricultural Substrate Hypothesis 239

Santeri Junttila
The prehistoric context of the oldest contacts between
Baltic and Finnic languages 261

Riho Grünthal
Baltic loanwords in Mordvin 297

Willem Vermeer
Why Baba-Yaga? Substratal phonetics and restoration
of velars subject to the Progressive Palatalization in
Russian/Belorussian and adjacent areas (appr. 600–900 CE) 345

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