A linguistic breakthrough for the reconstruction of Europe's prehistory - Vennemann's thesis of a Vasconic and Proto-Semitic Europe and it's ramifications

Dr. Horst Friedrich

Vennemann’s thesis of A) a pre-Indo-European, Vasconian, pan-European ethno-linguistic substrate, and B) an early colonizing influence on Western Europe by a more sophisticated, seafaring, superior Atlanto-Semitic civilization is described. It is shown that this scenario constitutes a breakthrough for the reconstruction of Europe’s prehistory, by incorporating ethno-linguistic and cultural diffusion as a decisive factor in the forming of Europe’s identity.