DNA indicates how ancient migrations shaped South Asian languages and farming

An analysis of more than 500 skeletons reveals the genetic and cultural ancestry of the region

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Ancient DNA from human skeletons unearthed in and around northern South Asia has yielded clues to a mix of migrations, including of mobile herders, that sculpted the region’s ancestry and possibly its languages starting 4,000 years ago or more.

ROBERTO MICHELI AND MASSIMO VIDALE/ISMEO - ITALIAN ARCHAEOLOGICAL MISSION IN PAKISTAN

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