- Nov 2018
Isn't this similar to the Indo-European migrations? Certainly when the steppe tribes came from wherever and arrived in Europe there were already many people of different ethnicities living there, as shown by linguistic and genetic variances among them; and those steppe migrants certainly did not come in all at once and together but instead over time and via different routes. Celts, Germanics, etc. would simply be a later example of a similar process where for military, economic, religious, etc. reasons a particular cultural traits became dominant or at least widespread.