Indo-European Migration Indo-Europeans
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Indo-European Migration Indo-Europeans

Who?. Nomads who migrated, or moved, into Europe, India, and Asia. Why?. No one is 100% sure (invaders, disease, environment) . Article of study done 10 days ago. How do we know?. Language—spoke ancient language that is the basis for the language that we speak today (also Spanish, Persian, and Hindi) .

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Indo-European Migration

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Indo-Europeans

Who?

Nomads who migrated, or moved, into Europe, India, and AsiaWhy?No one is 100% sure (invaders, disease, environment) Article of study done 10 days agoHow do we know?Language—spoke ancient language that is the basis for the language that we speak today (also Spanish, Persian, and Hindi) Language tells us where people settlesArchaeogenetics—the study of artifacts and DNA to piece together migration routes

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Empires Created Following the Move

Hittite in MesopotamiaIn Babylon, cultural diffusion takes place in their art, literature, and technologyFirst to use iron weapons, spread through war and trade Aryans move into India, or IndusVedas, or Aryan religious text, is the only thing we know about their way of lifeTake over the people and introduce “complex institution” that controls how people are organized and what they think, called caste systemAryans were less advanced (cows as $ and no written language) but take charge based on skin color

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Caste System

Social hierarchy based on skin color (“dadas” or dark)Aryans insert themselves at the topBrahmins or priestsKshatriyas or warriorsVaishyas or peasants/tradersShudras or laborers***non-AryansVarnas, or skin color, determined classBorn into caste for life, determined your job, who you marry, what you eat“Untouchables” at bottom doing impure workResults: Violence, struggle for power, and mixing of cultures and caste system creates new things…