did proto Indo-Europeans resemble Chechens and Dagestanis?

These populations have a very distinct look that's neither European (Slavic, Germanic, Celtic) nor Asian (Persian, north Indian), though they resemble both populations to a degree, which gives them a sort of archaic quality.

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  • Anonymous
    1 month ago
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    Central Asians from the area that is now Kazakhstan are the ancestors of Europeans and Native Americans. Spencer Wells found a man named Niyazov who has the Y chromosome that is the same as the ancestor of Europeans and many Asians and Native Americans. Niyazov may or may not actually look like his ancient ancestor, but it is certainly one possibility that he does have many of the traits of the proto-Indo-European, including dark skin tones, taller nose bridges and thinner lips than Africans, traits that are a mix of hot and cold adapted traits.

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  • 1 month ago

    Possibly. The Yamnaya culture is identified with the late Proto-Indo-Europeans, and is the strongest candidate for the urheimat (original homeland) of the Proto-Indo-European language. The people of the Yamnaya culture were likely the result of a genetic admixture between the descendants of Eastern European hunter-gatherers[a] and people related to hunter-gatherers from the Caucasus.

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