>Afanasievo(Siberia) and Yamnaya(Pontic Caspian) are contemporary.
>No IE culture in between in that time period, yet apparently Afanasievo was a colony of Yamnaya, so a bunch of people migrated north east across the entirety of the Eurasian steppes for 3,000 km, for some reason.
>No one thinks this is beyond retarded attempt to keep together a theory that's falling apart piece by piece now, with genetics finally impacting history
Am I the one who's retarded? My own pet theory involves the LGM and IEs seeking shelter further south from the Arctic region, as we already know certain native ethnic groups of Europe did. It's retarded too and suffers serious defects but Kurgan is full of so many holes I have trouble understanding how it's gained such widespread acceptance. Is it just a desire to own the Nordicists?
Incidentally, Arctic coastline from both South Ukraine and Altai are roughly similar if you draw a triangle with a point roughly equidistant from both on the coast. 2,800 km.