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➘ DNA anal­y­sis of the fe­male skele­ton I 6614 from Rakhigarhi (pic­tured left) re­veals ancestry re­lated to An­damanese tribes and an­cient Ira­ni­ans

➘ Rakhigarhi DNA closely matches 11 ‘In­dus Pe­riph­ery’ skele­tons found in an­cient sites in Iran and Turk­menistan that traded with In­dus Val­ley

➘ These 12 sam­ples sug­gest that the In­dus Val­ley Civil­i­sa­tion pre­ceded the ar­rival of mostly male mi­grants from the Steppe, who in­tro­duced Indo-Euro­pean lan­guages such as Vedic San­skrit to In­dia

➘ Harap­pans prob­a­bly spoke a Dra­vid­ian lan­guage

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