anybody know what language group the hattites were. that is the oredecessors to the hittites in anatolia? colin renfrew's theory that they or close relatives were the origional indoeuropeans rest on this issue. . if they weren't indoeuropeans were they related to the hurrian languages?
i also recently read maoolry's book on the tarim basin mummies. he gives grand theories but is their really enough evidence to identify the sakas, saramatioans and scythians as indoeuropeans as he suggests. for that matter i read a web site that suggested that tocharian was turkic. so are these definately indoeuropeans.