> It's probably in your bibliography, a book titled:
> "Arctic Home in the Vedas" by B G Tilak published
> puts forth pretty convincing case for an
> inter-glacial culture of proto-aryan peoples
> living above the Arctic Circle when, as you say,
> the climate was much nicer.
I know I'm really late to the party and I wish I'd seen this topic, but I agree with this. He had me pretty much convinced by page 100.
He didn't get everything right--the theory of ice ages still wasn't widely accepted and his dating was wrong, obviously, but otherwise I think he was right.
One thing to keep in mind. At around 6000 years ago the axial tilt was 24.1 degrees...meaning the Arctic Circle was 70 or so miles further south than it is now. So the "ancestral population", whoever they may have been, wouldn't have needed to come from the North Pole or anywhere near it to witness at least part of the polar night, midnight sun and revolving dawn.