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Ancient DNA steps into the language debate


Two studies of ancient human DNA reveal expansions of Bronze Age populations that shed light on the long-running debate about the origins and spread of Indo-European languages. See Article p.167 & Letter p.207

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Figure 1: The spread of Indo-European languages.


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