As a result of these upheavals, a large percentage of today’s North Indians carries “steppe genes”, and virtually all Indians, Adivasis included, carry “farmer genes”.
The ANI population, for instance, had little to do with North India.)A few intellectuals from the Hindu Right have attempted to reconcile Hindutva history with genetic, archaeological and linguistic evidence.Since individuals would have carried genes from the two groups in different proportions, the population must have looked diverse.Two of four human skeletons dating back to the 5,000-year-old Harappan era, which have been recovered, are pictured at a burial mound at Rakhigarhi village in Hisar on March 11, 2015.Four complete human skeletons – two men, one woman and a child – were found.(Photo credit: Manoh Dhaka/AFP)Around 6,000 years ago, a new migration began from the grasslands north of the Black Sea, spurred by the invention of horse riding.
In a region of West Asia known as the fertile crescent, humans learned to grow wheat and barley and domesticated cattle, goats, sheep and pigs.