As I go through my anthropology file, I am coming across fascinating material which is just as well, as post-US election it is very much the eye of the storm, and there is not much other news. Still, as many get ready to meet their maker, this is an excellent time for reflection.
I have written about the Indo-Europeans, or Aryans as they used to be called prior to World War II. They are one of the three groups who came to comprise, genetically modern Northern Europeans. This issue has been discussed by L. A. Waddell, The Makers of Civilization in Race and History, (1929), and by Roger Pearson, Early Civilisations of the Nordic Peoples, (1965). Waddell saw the Indo-Europeans contributing to the Mesopotamian and ancient Egyptian civilisations, something supported more recently by Arthur Kemp, in The Children of Ra (2019):