Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Indo-European Ethnogenesis?

What would cause a society to give rise to a new language and culture that would become proto-Indo-European and when and where did this happen?

One of the strongest candidates for this ethnogenesis, which merged first farmer Neolithic peoples descended from Anatolians with Caucasian and Eastern hunter-gatherer populations, is that it happened as a result of widespread intermarriage across these cultural barriers in the Tripolye-Sredniy Stog archaeological cultures.

Evidence for this hypothesis is offered in a materials quoted in a recent post at the Eurogenes blog.

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