The Indo-Europeans appear as early and independent inventorsof civilization of a sophisticated urban basis by the thirdmillennium BC. This suggests a greater antiquity andsophistication for other Indo-European cultures, those ofEurope, the Middle East and Central Asia. The origins ofEuropean culture may lie not with the ancient Greeks butwith the Hindus and be found in the Vedas, not as therecord of nomadic Indo-European culture but of earlyIndo-European urban civilization.
Second it turns the ancient Vedas of India into an authentic record of a culture at least as old as the thirdmillennium BC. As the Vedic literary record is very large,it indicates that we retain a priceless treasure, a well preserved literary record from our ancient ancestors overfour thousand years old, complete with accents andcommentaries. The Vedas are chanted by Brahmins todaymuch as they were over four thousand years ago in theIndus-Sarasvati culture.