Genetics issues in ancient India

Swaminathan Madhuresan smadhuresan at YAHOO.COM
Fri Dec 1 19:30:03 UTC 2000

 >Another common error in these papers -- one shared by the Kivisild &
 >Disotell studies -- is to assume close overlap between genes and
 >language, ignoring acculturation issues.

 Take the case of the Tamil and Sinhalese in Sri Lanka, or
 Kannada and Marathi persons in India. Genes from parallel castes will
 be almost identical, even tho' they speak Dravidian and Aryan

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