Around 4000 BCE, a new people, the Indo-Europeans, began to spread from their homeland in the Caucuses. Over the next few thousand years, they spread and eventually came to dominate all of Europe and much of Asia. Today, almost half of the world belongs to this group.

After 500 BCE, Indo-European settlement slows down, and the area of settlement remains similar until European colonialism 2000 years later.


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