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A cross-field question comes to mind: paleo-linguistics.
Genetic fingerprints from 3000BC point to hybridization between hunter-gatherers and agrarians in prehistoric Europe. Could the genetic link to native Finns point to a hunter-gatherer origin for the Proto-Uralic language(s)?
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Proto-Uralic

Quote: Pieces of DNA extracted from an ancient farmer’s remains buried in southern Sweden display gene variants most like those found in people now living in Greece and Cyprus, the scientists report in the April 27 Science. DNA retrieved from the bones of three hunter-gatherers interred on an island off Sweden’s coast contains distinctive gene variants that most resemble those of native Finns.
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After a bit of searching online, not a novel hypothesis after all, though there is some quackery around European origins that has to be skipped past.
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