Genetics issues in ancient India

Subrahmanya S. subrahmanyas at HOTMAIL.COM
Fri Dec 1 19:36:46 EST 2000


>From: Steve Farmer <saf at SAFARMER.COM>
>.....
>..None of these papers by geneticists were written with cognizance
>of any of the complex acculturation processes involved in this problem.
>
>Steve Farmer

To make a prior assumption that complex acculturation took place
and then trying to reconcile genetic evidence is hardly scientific.

The process of acculturation could have been any direction - from
west to east or east to west.

If genetic evidence is to be of any value - it has to show
independent evidence of migration of IE speaking people into
India.  Otherwise it will be merely data fitting.

Regards,
Subrahmanya
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