Fellows' Presentation

Using Genetics to Understand the Origin and Spread of the Indo-Europeans

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Part of the 2016–2017 Fellows' Presentation Series

Lecture by Nick Patterson RI '17

Nick Patterson is studying how Indo-European, the largest language family on Earth, spread across Eurasia. There is rich genetic data available—including DNA from more than a hundred populations of India and ancient DNA from many relevant areas, including Iran and the Russian steppe.

Free and open to the public.