Two IE phylogenies, three PIE migrations, and four kinds of steppe pastoralism

  title={Two IE phylogenies, three PIE migrations, and four kinds of steppe pastoralism},
  author={David Anthony},
  journal={Journal of Language Relationship},
  pages={1 - 22}
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  • Published 1 January 2013
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This paper defends and elaborates a Pontic-Caspian steppe homeland for PIE dated broadly between 4500–2500 bc. First I criticize the Bouckaert et al. phylogeny, rooted in Anatolia, published in Science in August 2012. Then I describe archaeological evidence for three migrations from the Pontic-Caspian steppes into neighboring regions, dated to 4500–2500 bc, that parallel the sequence and direction of movements for the first three branches in the Ringe phylogeny (Ringe, Warnow and Taylor 2002… 

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