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OF THE ARYAN INVASION THEORY
The most interesting point is that
the Aryan invasion idea was not originally based on any
archeological evidence at all, as in the nineteenth century when it was
proposed very little excavation of India had been done. It was the product of linguistic speculation - that similarities between
Indo-European languages require an original homeland for the
Indo-Europeans somewhere in Europe or Central Asia - from which
migrations and invasions occurred, which eventually reached India.
Yet even accepting such a linguistic necessity (which is not beyond
question), an invasion or migration (which are quite different
phenomenon) could have been in 6000 BC as well as 1500 BC. In
fact an earlier date is more likely given the complexity of
Indo-European cultures and their existence from India to Europe, an
extensive region of the globe, by 1500 BC.