Oh yes, by the way, she's from Georgia. So was Joseph Stalin. Who apparently considered himself a bit of a poet. Probably in the same way Hitler thought of himself as an artist-painter.
(I remember you were thinking of moving there).
Interesting. Not really wanting to move there (yet). I just think that its pre-historical significance is perhaps underexplored. If I could just have a look around, I am sure I could change that! Just joking, of course. Since discovered that the language is a non- Indo European one (Kartvelian group). How is it possible that Georgia could have been a gateway for populating Europe without being related to the main language group? Makes one think that Indo European is a much more recent concoction or that the projected movement into Europe is wrong.
Georgia probably was a gateway for populating Europe, but that was about 30,000 years ago and has nothing to do with the Indo-Europeans.
The Indo-Europeans moved into Europe from what is today roughly the Ukrainian area and mostly through the northern parts of Europe, about 25,000 years later. That is long after Europe was already populated, (probably with the descendants of people who did indeed move through Georgia) and populated not with Indo-Europeans. At the same time, starting from about 6000 years ago, some of them (Indo Europeans) also moved into Greece and also Turkey, where they established the Hittite Empire.
Nostratic is a macrofamily, or hypothetical large-scale language family, which includes many of the indigenous language families of Eurasia, although its exact composition and structure vary among proponents. It typically comprises the Indo-European, Uralic, Altaic and Kartvelian languages, as well as the Afroasiatic languages spoken in North Africa, the Horn of Africa, the Arabian Peninsula and the Near East, and the Dravidian languages of the Indian Subcontinent (sometimes also Elamo-Dravidian, which connects India and the Iranian Plateau).
The fact that I am considered an adult is both terrifying and hillarious