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    A Short History of Humanity: A New History of Old Europe

    libraryjournal.com:

    "The book’s scope is immense. It begins hundreds of thousands of years ago, mapping the migrations of Pleistocene humans, including Neanderthals and the newly discovered Denisovans of the Russian steppes. The book then goes into the origins of civilization, aligning DNA evidence with the spread of Indo-European languages from ancient Iran."

    What is your opinion about this book?

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    Page 186:

    "we are quite certain that the Indo-European languages ultimately originated in the Fertile Crescent, as proponents of the Anatolian theory suppose, but not, as they suggest, in western and central Anatolia; rather, it emerged from northern Iran. Similarly, advocates of the steppe thesis are probably right to suggest that Indo-European came to Europe and maybe Central and Southern Asia from the steppes. But that doesn’t mean it originated there."

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    Its a good book

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