February 05, 2004
Y-chromosome diversity and Central AsiaA PNAS paper on Y-chromosome diversity in Central Asian populations includes the following tree:
It's filled with curious facts. For instance, check out the cluster that contains Sourashtran and Yadhava (both Indian populations) and the Tajik/Samarkhand or Arab/Bukhara populations.
This blog post by John McWhorter cites this paper in support of a particular theory of historical change from Avestan (Old Persian) to Modern Persian.Posted by anoop at February 5, 2004 06:01 PM