AIT, NEW genetic evidence

Swaminathan Madhuresan smadhuresan at YAHOO.COM
Mon Feb 28 20:21:05 UTC 2000

Prof. R. Banerjee wrote:
> Archery is a stone age invention and would not have
>dazzled anyone. Archery was probably invented by hunter gatherers to kill
>birds and other game. Tribals in India surely used things like bows and

 Archery is old, but I am told archers on chariots in India is post-1700 BCE.

> India could have had a subset of IE speakers at an
>early stage. If there was an IE homeland in central asia, nothing would
>prevent migrants from settling in places in western India or pakistan at
>early dates, After all it was warm, less arid, there was more game and there
>were more animals to domesticate. The indian branch may have split from PIE
>at a really early stage. IE spread to europe would be slower due to less
>hospitable conditions.

 "IE speakers at an early stage" in India. How early?

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