Citation: Colarusso, J. (2015), Comment on “Can human populations be stabilized?” by Stephen G. Warren, Earth’s Future, 4, 16–17.

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The American School of Classical Studies at Athens, originally published in Hesperia 83 (2014), pp. 447–493. 

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Professor of Languages and Linguistics and Anthropology, Department of Anthropology, McMaster University.

Since 1976, he has taught at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario.

In the course of his career, he served as an adviser to the U.S. government, including the White House, on matters of Russian affairs.

He has published or edited seven books and has written over 100 articles. He is a recognized authority on the Caucasus, on mythology, and on historical linguistics. He has also done work in vastness theory, the formal theory of “how big is language.”
  • 1988

    The Northwest Caucasian Languages A Phonological Survey
  • 1992

    A Grammar of the Kabardian language This is the first comprehensive grammar of a non-Indo-European language from the Northwest Caucasian family in a language other than Russian.
  • 2002

    Nart Sagas from the Caucasus Myths and Legends from the Circassians, Abazas, Abkhaz, and Ubykhs

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Dr. John Colarusso on the Narts Sagas

The Nart sagas lie like bedrock, or like groundwater, deep under the surface of the cultures here in the Caucasus. It is our immense privilege to welcome our esteemed guest Dr. John Colarusso to the podcast today. Dr. Colarusso ranks as the world’s leading expert on the Narts.


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Where do myths come from? The roots of Eurasian Lore Language evolved to tell tales, among other things. Telling stories as social glue. Time passes and tales grow old.

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