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New DNA study results from Rakhigarhi remains set off a debate about Indian history, politics, and British colonialism online.
Study examined DNA of skeletons found in Rakhigarhi, an Indus Valley Civilisation site in Haryana, and found no traces of R1a1, or Central Asian ‘steppe’, gene.
Vasant Shinde says skeletons found in Rakhigarhi date to around 2500 BC, and there’s only ‘stray evidence’ of contact with Central Asians at that time.
DNA samples collected from a 4,500-year-old skeleton in Rakhgarhi have reignited the age-old debate whether the Harappans were Aryans or Dravidians. While many historians say this settles the Aryan invasion issue, others say the findings are premature. ThePrint asks:Does Rakhigarhi skeleton DNA confirm Dravidian ancestry or reignite Aryan invasion debate? To come to conclusion about Dravidian or Aryan ancestry is abuse of Rakhigarhi DNA findings Ravi Korisettar Karnatak University, Department of History & Archaeology It is too premature to associate the Rakhigarhi findings to either Dravidian or Aryan ancestry. There is nothing called Aryan DNA or Dravidian DNA for that matter. As an anthropologist, I can say that anthropology has not been able to establish a skeletal feature that is Aryan or Dravidian in nature. The two are only language groups, not races. We have to wait for findings from other sites before we jump to any conclusion. These are populist issues that end up garnering...