David Anthony: the origin of Indo-Europeans

An archaeologist reflects on the revolution wrought by ancient DNA


David Anthony is an emeritus professor of Hartwick College and now a collaborator with David Reich at Harvard. Over the past four decades, Anthony has been involved in exploring the origin and rise of Indo-Europeans from the perspective of archaeology, most especially in his magisterial 2007 book The Horse, The Wheel, and Language.

In the 2010’s he bega…

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