This entertaining yarn cropped up in the timeline today, an intriguing tangle of dna based confusion
i really like this scheme of checking for isotopes, it seems like even deeper trace meta data is available than mere dna, and makes me expect that we can get deeper and deeper still, tracking the very vibrational frequencies into scientifical quantitiesGenetic analysis of human remains found in the Himalayas has raised baffling questions about who these people were and why they were there.www.newyorker.com
like the soul in every inanimate object
https://www.livehistoryindia.com/history-daily/2020/01/24/the-other-greeks-who-invaded-india wrong timeline, but it does sound like they need to revisit that lake and get some better samplesThat’s a strange tale indeed. The Armenian angle is tantalising - proximity, trade, networks. But Greeks? It reminds me a bit about a tale from the US Civil War, where a battle was fought at a site where a previous action had taken place. When both sides began to dig in and form trenches, they found masses of union and confederate skeletal remains. Then the battle started.
I tell the kids that one late at night by the fireside (jokes).
Somewhere or other there's an account of Alexander the Great's lads turning up in Sind and finding remains of already ancient cities down there on the Indus delta. I visited some of them and some Alexander sites further north up towards the big mountains, amongst squatted temples and long abandoned buddhist remains scattered around PKFrom memory, the aryan invasion of India is evidenced by the use of fire (aryan) and water (Dravidian) in funerary rites. This was pretty much the standard interpretation at uni of aryan migration eastwards, except we couldn’t apply it to Gimbutas or Bronze Age invasions from the Steppe westward, completely verboten
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India has such a vast genetic range of influences. If the DNA and C14 data correlated we’d have an answer, but the rates of genetic change and continuation have been consistent and complex.
Scuse the detour away from herbal remedies, but find human migrations endlessly intriguing and the Himalayas case study was certainly new to me.