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English: Animated map of Indo-European migrations. Sources:
  • J.P. Mallory (1999) "In Search of the Indo-Europeans"
  • D. Anthony (2007) "The Horse, The Wheel and Language"
  • Allentoft et al. (2015) "Population genomics of bronze Age Eurasia", Nature, 11 june 2015, vol. 522
  • Haak et al. (2015) "Massive migration from the steppe was a source for Indo-European languages in Europe", Nature, 522: 207–211
The animated map gives an overall impression; in the details, many things are not exactly right. The first migration into the Danube Valley, for example, did not proceed from the Yamna culture, which started almost a millennium later. But altogether, the idea is to give an general impression of the migrations. I hope a team of professionals (Reich, Anthony, have you got some students available?) will pick up the idea of using a GIF to communicate an overview of the IE-migrations, and create a really good GIF of it.
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current20:02, 16 December 2016Thumbnail for version as of 20:02, 16 December 20161,200 × 598 (2.28 MB)Joshua JonathanChanged map 6 again, removing the Globular Amphora culture, emphasizing Yamna-Germany expansion in line with Haak 2015.
16:22, 16 December 2016Thumbnail for version as of 16:22, 16 December 20161,200 × 598 (2.28 MB)Joshua JonathanChanged map 6: added Globular Amphora culture
06:02, 16 December 2016Thumbnail for version as of 06:02, 16 December 20161,200 × 598 (2.28 MB)Joshua JonathanImproved last frame (larger extent for Vedic territory)
12:26, 14 December 2016Thumbnail for version as of 12:26, 14 December 20161,200 × 598 (2.28 MB)Joshua JonathanAdded arrows; improved last frame; compressed
10:27, 13 December 2016Thumbnail for version as of 10:27, 13 December 20161,200 × 598 (7.13 MB)Joshua JonathanRemoved crossfade of frames; file becomes too large (though it's very nice)
10:21, 13 December 2016Thumbnail for version as of 10:21, 13 December 20161,200 × 598 (72.35 MB)Joshua JonathanImproved last frame
20:52, 12 December 2016Thumbnail for version as of 20:52, 12 December 20161,200 × 598 (7.15 MB)Joshua JonathanUser created page with UploadWizard

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