Aryan Invasion May Have Transformed India's Bronze-Age Population

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Yorkshire, England—Could men from Central Asia have brought Indo-European languages to India thousands of years ago? Live Science reports that archaeogeneticist Martin Richards of the University of Huddersfield and his colleagues conducted an analysis of genetic material collected from modern populations living in India, where ancient DNA rarely survives in the hot climate

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In particular, Richards and his colleagues say between 4,000 and 3,800 years ago, the Y-chromosome subtype associated with men of the Yamnaya culture appeared in Indian populations. The Yamnaya lived between the Caspian Sea and the Black Sea, are known for their pit graves and wheeled horse chariots, and spoke a precursor of Indo-European languages.

Period6 Jul 2017

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  • TitleAryan Invasion May Have Transformed India’s Bronze-Age Population
    Media name/outletTVN
    CountryUnited Kingdom
    Date6/07/17
    DescriptionAn influx of men from the steppe of Central Asia may have swept into India around 3,500 years ago and transformed the population.

    The same mysterious people – ancient livestock herders called the Yamnaya who rode wheeled chariots and spoke a proto-Indo-European language – also moved across Europe more than 1,000 years earlier. Somehow, they left their genetic signature with most European men, but not women, earlier studies suggest.
    URLtrueviralnews.com/aryan-invasion-may-have-transformed-indias-bronze-age-population/
    PersonsMartin Richards
  • TitleGenetic Study Added to Debate on India’s Bronze Age Languages
    Media name/outletArchaeology
    Media typeWeb
    CountryUnited Kingdom
    Date6/07/17
    DescriptionYorkshire, England—Could men from Central Asia have brought Indo-European languages to India thousands of years ago? Live Science reports that archaeogeneticist Martin Richards of the University of Huddersfield and his colleagues conducted an analysis of genetic material collected from modern populations living in India, where ancient DNA rarely survives in the hot climate
    URLhttps://www.archaeology.org/news/5715-170706-india-genetic-study
    PersonsMartin Richards
  • TitleAryan Invasion May Have Transformed India's Bronze-Age Population
    Media name/outletLive Science
    Media typeWeb
    CountryUnited Kingdom
    Date6/07/17
    DescriptionAn influx of men from the steppe of Central Asia may have swept into India around 3,500 years ago and transformed the population.
    URLhttps://www.livescience.com/59703-north-india-populated-by-central-asian-invaders.html
    PersonsMartin Richards