The first great seafarers: DNA from ancient skeletons reveals the Polynesians may have come from Taiwan 5,000 years ago



Scattered across the Pacific Ocean, they were some of the last places on Earth to be populated by humans around 3,000 years ago.
Now a genetic study has raised intriguing new insights into who the pioneering sea-going people who first arrived on the remote South Pacific Islands were.
The findings suggest that the first inhabitants on the Polynesian islands did not come from New Guinea as originally thought.
Instead they appear to have come from another mysterious Neolithic East Asian population that is thought to have originated in Taiwan.
Researchers have sequenced the genomes of four... read more

 
3 October 2016 in Science &Technology, Views: 44
Source: Daily Mail
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