Det pågår intressant forskning som gör att Kurgan/Yamna hypotesen kommit i gungning. För några av de senaste förespråkarna av hypotesen se Genetic study revives debate – origin expansion indo-european language Europe : UAB has participated in a research published in Nature which identified a massive migration of Kurgan populations (Yamna culture) which went from the Russian steppes to the centre of Europe some 4,500 years ago, favouring the expansion of Indo-European languages throughout the continent.
oavsett vad som i slutändan blir det i framtiden rådande Paradigmet, så är nuvarande Paradigm i gungning. Intressant.
David Reich and his associates have published a paper containing a lot of new genetic data from prehistoric Europe. These data utterly refute the Kurgan hypothesis, and yet Reich and his associates are so stupid that they actually think the data support the hypothesis.
Marija Gimbutas’s Kurgan hypothesis claimed that the people of the Yamna culture spoke a language ancestral to all Indo-European languages around 3500 BC, and that the people of this culture then spread their language west through Europe and east into Asia over the next 3,000 years. The following maps from the Wikipedia article on Indo-European migrations illustrate how this was supposed to have happened:
But we now know that this is totally wrong. The new data show that of seven Yamna males, one belonged to Y haplogroup R1b1a-P297, one belonged to R1b1a2a-L23, and five belonged to R1b1a2a2-Z2103. None of them belonged to R1a, and it was…
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