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From: "Sasson Margaliot" <>
Subject: Re: [DNA] FW: R1a in Mongolia
Date: Fri, 15 Dec 2006 02:43:17 +0200
On 12/15/06, Ken Nordtvedt <> wrote:
> That thought has been woven into a number of papers looking for evidence,
> pro or con, that R1a folks from the Central Asian steppes were
> who brought the Indo-European language and culture and rule to South Asia.
> I think there has been hot debate on the
> haplogroup/language-culture-invasion connection and don't know who is
> prevailing at the moment.
AT THE MOMENT, the opponents of R1a "Arian" invasion are prevailing,
having received support from Sengupta 2006, who clearly demonstrated
that the great diversity of Rs in India is not consistent with R1a
coming to India as part of the (relatively recent) "Arian invasion".
It seems to me that it is possible that the original "Indo-Arians"
belonged to the Haplogroup L, not R1a.