Book review: Indus Age- the Writing System by GregoryL.Possehl.

Lars Martin Fosse lmfosse at ONLINE.NO
Sun May 2 15:45:52 UTC 1999

Vishal Agarwal wrote:

> There should be no need for anyone to feel emotional bout the issue. Even
> those who claim that the anscestors of Indians came from outside 30
> centuries back should ponder over the fact that there are not many countries
> in the world that can claim such a long continuity in ethnic identity. And,
> in any case, modern anthropological studies have demonstrated that Indians
> share almost 80% of all genetic traits, showing that even if different groups
> entered into India at different times, they have intermarried so much at
> different times that they have ceased to be different racial groups.

Only 80%? From what I have read, humans and chimps share between 98 and 99 % of
their genes. Could you be a bit more specific here, or are we faced with a new
scientific sensation? :-)

Best regards,

Lars Martin Fosse

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