Ancestry-constrained phylogenetic analysis supports the Indo-European steppe hypothesis: Supplementary materials

  title={Ancestry-constrained phylogenetic analysis supports the Indo-European steppe hypothesis: Supplementary materials},
  author={Will Chang and W. Cathcart and Will Chundra David Andrew Hall and Will Chundra David Andrew Garrett},
  pages={ - }
Discussion of Indo-European origins and dispersal focuses on two hypotheses. Qualitative evidence from reconstructed vocabulary and correlations with archaeological data suggest that IndoEuropean languages originated in the Pontic-Caspian steppe and spread together with cultural innovations associated with pastoralism, beginning c. 6500–5500 bp. An alternative hypothesis, according to which Indo-European languages spread with the diffusion of farming from Anatolia, beginning c. 9500–8000 bp, is… Expand
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