People Migrated To Harappa Teeth Isotope Study Proves


Ancient India, then called Bharata Varsha was spread throughout the ancient world and other world cultures sprang from, borrowed from it. Also, migration to Bharata Varsha from the landmass we call now as India, was not uncommon. When one studies the ancient history of Sumeria, Assyria,Hittie, Incas and other ancient civilizations, one will find similarities between Sanatan Dharma and these civilizations. I had written extensively on these connections.Such being the case , it is natural that people from these areas had moved into the area what we now call India

This migration to Harappa is proved by Isotope studies of Human teeth. Please read excerpts of the study below.

Much of what modern researchers have gleaned about our common ancestors, particularly those from Egypt and Mesopotamia, comes from well-studied tombs and burial sites. Discovering the narrative of peoples from the Greater Indus Valley — which comprises much of modern-day Pakistan and northwest India — is more challenging. The text of the Indus Valley Civilization remains undeciphered, and known and excavated burial sites are rare.

The new study illuminates the lives of individuals buried more than 4,000 years ago in those rare grave sites by providing a novel comparison of the dental enamel and chemical analyses of the water, fauna and rocks of the time, using isotope ratios of lead and strontium.

In its heyday, Harappa held a population of 50,000, although the number of individuals represented by skeletal remains across the entire culture area totals in the hundreds.

The UF research team was led by Benjamin Valentine, now a postdoc at Dartmouth; biological anthropologist John Krigbaum, his dissertation adviser; and geological sciences professor George Kamenov, an isotope geologist.“The idea of isotope analysis to determine the origin of individual migrants has been around for decades. But what people haven’t been doing is looking at the different tooth types, essentially, snapshots of residents during different times of individuals’ lives,” said Valentine. “We didn’t invent the method, but we threw the kitchen sink at it.”

The researchers discovered that the people in the Harappa grave sites weren’t born there, but migrated there from the hinterlands. Said Krigbaum, “Previous work had thought the burial sites represented local, middle-class people. There was no notion that outsiders were welcomed and integrated by locals within the city. It’s not clear why certain young hinterland people were sent to the city.

https://explore.research.ufl.edu/tooth-tales-indus-valley.html
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