69) Martin Bernal, Black Athena: Afroasiatic
Roots of Classical Civilization, Volume I: The Fabrication of Ancient Greece, 1785-1985 (New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press, 1987), Black Athena: Afroasiatic
Roots of Classical Civilization, Volume II: The Archaeological and Documentary Evidence (New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press, 1991), and Black Athena: The Afroasiatic
Roots of Classical Civilization, Volume III: The Linguistic Evidence (New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press, 2006); for counter responses to the Black Athena thesis, see Mary Lefkowitz & Guy M.
The origins of speech in Afroasiatic
languages and Sino-Caucasian
Givler cites the buzz on a controversial work like Black Athena: The Afroasiatic
Roots of Classical Civilization (The Fabrication of Ancient Greece 1785-1985) by Martin Bernal (Rutgers University Press, 1989) as a early marker of reviving broader interest in African American titles during the `90s.
119) 1 MARTIN BERNAL, BLACK ATHENA: THE AFROASIATIC
ROOTS OF CLASSICAL CIVILIZATION 241 (1987); see also RICHARD POE, BLACK SPARK, WHITE FIRE: DID AFRICAN EXPLORERS CIVILIZE ANCIENT EUROPE?
He believes that a Eurocentric interpretation of the past, which he labels the 'Aryan Model', has over the last two centuries systematically denied the Afroasiatic
language group its rightful deserts in the development of western culture.
For a discussion of the ideological implications of the interpretation of Phoenicians and Jews in nineteenth-century scholarship, see Martin Bernal, Black Athena: The Afroasiatic
Roots of Classical Civilization (The Fabrication of Ancient Greece, 1785-1985, 1) (New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press, 1987), pp.
He cites the Eastern Sudanic branch of Nilo-Saharan and all branches of the Afroasiatic
phylum as possessing extreme cases of morphologically complex plural marking (2000:246).
The nearly three hundred pages and twenty-five articles of the Euroasiatic and Afroasiatic
myth and ritual section contain articles not only on Indological topics, but also on Central Asia, especially Mongolia and Tibet (which may also be of interest to readers of this journal), as well as Albania and assorted other areas.
Studies in semitic and afroasiatic
linguistics presented to Gene B.
In New Data and New Methods in Afroasiatic
Linguistics: Robert Hetzron in Memoriam, A.
Fleming is convinced that Ongota is an Afroasiatic
language but in a class by itself.
Wolaitta is a language from the Omotic branch of the Afroasiatic
language family and is spoken in Ethiopia.
15-21; the only paper in the volume with a Chadic focus); Vaclav BlaIek, "Semitic Prepositions and Their Afroasiatic
Reduplication is attested in all branches of the Afroasiatic
language family, including Chadic, Cushitic, Egyptian, and Semitic.
Black Athena: the Afroasiatic
roots of Classical civilisation 1: The fabrication of ancient Greece 1785-1985.