When I was watching this film first time some yeras ago I was wondering
from where Emmerich took the idea about this tribe from the steppe. It's
obvious and perfectly understandable that the whole stuff about "Egypt"
was infuence by legends of Atlantis people but some incoherences in this
film make him ununderstandable. For example this guys in movie are going
to "Egypt" across Ural mountains (I thought it was Kaukasus, but in film it
is Ural) through jungle (lets say that climate was different) and after that
they meet many nergoides tribes... living not so far from the river which is
going into "Egypt" himself... so logically they must go through whole Arabia
and Erytrea as far as Sudan and Nubia, but this is of course nonsensical...
Nevermind, this is fictional story, so lets say that everything is possible.
But I was thinking also about this steppe tribe (Yagal or something like that).
This polinesian like people are very missleding, but considering the geografical
place of living in neighbourhood of Ural and... some mongoloids living alongside
(or even among them) paranegroids and plus some first blue eyed people (the
main female charcter), I began to consider the possiblitity that Emmerich take
this idea about this tribe from early Indoeuropeans. Any other guess doesnt fit.
So I think that we can consider this film as a fictional story about early proto
Indoeuropeans on the Ural-Kaspian steppes.