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Welcome to Indo-European.info, the collaborative Wiki project for the development of the Indo-European demic diffusion model.

The content of this site is based on the foundations laid out by the paper Indo-European demic diffusion model, 3rd edition (PDF). Original maps used to illustrate migrations are hosted in indo-european.eu.


Previous archaeological and linguistic theories have based the expansion of some Indo-European proto-languages on the spread of the Corded Ware cultures, under the influence of the Yamna horizon.

Investigation of human ancestry of ancient and modern DNA samples have been used together with recent archaeological and linguistic data to obtain a more precise general picture of the evolution of Eurasian cultures, peoples, and languages related to Indo-European languages.

The Indo-European demic diffusion model proposed advances the theory that the expansion of Indo-European languages from the steppe was linked to the expansion of R1b1a1a2-M269 lineages Eurasia. A North-West Indo-European group most likely expanded directly with western Yamna migrants into the East Bell Beaker culture, and the Corded Ware culture was probably not associated with the expansion of Indo-European languages. That challenges previous archaeological and linguistic theories concerning the dialectal evolution of Late Proto-Indo-European.

Everyone can collaborate by adding relevant linguistic, archaeological, anthropological, and genetic data, preferably from papers published in peer-review journals, relevant to the most likely model of expansion of Indo-European-speaking peoples from the Pontic-Caspian steppe. Also encouraged is to directly link these sources, so that the reader can find important documents easily.

If you want to participate, please contact me at cquiles@academiaprisca.org to create an account. Editors with significant contributions will appear as co-authors of subsequent editions of the paper.

The content is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike license, so all texts of the project can be copied and continued elsewhere, at any time.

This website is hosted by Academia Biblos as part of Academia Prisca's Indo-European Network.