We always talk about the diversity of Indian culture, languages, and religions. Well, time has come when we can say the same thing about the emergence Indians; it is diverse. Scientists working on various research programs related to the genetic evidence of Indians have found out that the Indian population comes from three waves of migrations from three different places, Iran, Africa and Central Asia over the past 50,000 years.
Researchers claim that according to their research Indians’ earliest population were that of hunters and gatherers who came from Africa.
The University of Huddersfield, UK have a study based on genetic lineage which traces that the genetic lineage in South Asia are very ancient. The India population arrived from Africa.
Further the emergence of settlement came from the region of Iran, where after the last ice age the framing culture developed.
Marina Silva, one of the authors of the study says, “Here the major signatures are much more recent. Most controversially, there is a strong signal of immigration from Central Asia, less than 5,000 years ago. This looks like a sign of the arrival of the first Indo- European speakers, who arose amongst the Bronze Age people of the grasslands north of the Caucasus, between the Black and Caspian Seas”.
The population has the society which was largely patriarchal, they domesticated horses and spoke Sanskrit.
Sanskrit is a classic Hindu language. It is more than 200 years old. It is also related to classic Greek and Latin.
The study also searched that this migration shaped the European settlement by and large.
The scholars faced many problems and the origin of Indian population has been a moot point amongst archaeologists.
They don’t have ample of evidences like the skeletal that can actually provide the ancient DNA. All the research and study has been done based on genetic testimonies from people living in the subcontinent’s now.