—“Linguists date the split of Proto-Indo-European dialects into what would become Germanic and Slavic languages to just before 3000 BC, which is incidentally around the same date geneticists point to as the calculated split of the paternal haplogroup R1a1a (R-M417) into specific Germanic and Slavic subclades. The R1a1a lineage is associated with human remains of the Corded Ware culture, a highly interconnected archaeological horizon where some of the oldest remains of genetically modern North Europeans are found, emerging as mounted warriors from the steppe conquered the North European plain.”— Aryandom

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