And Just Where Did the Proto-Indo-Europeans Come From?

The Kurgan Hypothesis of 1956 proposes the Proto-Indo-Europeans arose from a nomadic group, the Yamna, in the steppes north of the Black and Caspian Seas as early as the 6th century BCE. They were the earliest of the Kurgan (burial mound) cultures which lasted for two thousand years with offshoots spreading to the Danube valley and Anatolia. Linguistic and genetic evidence best supports this hypothesis.

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