Hektoen International

A Journal of Medical Humanities

Tag: Proto-Indo-European

  • Indo-Europeans and medical terms

    Somewhere around 3,000 to 7,000 years ago there lived in the steppes of southern Ukraine, or perhaps in northern Anatolia, a group of people whom we now call Indo-European but about whom we know very little. They left a few burial mounds, some pottery and skeletons, but their history is obscure. They spoke a presumed…