Sarah-Jane O'Connor posted in ancestry • DNA • Maori • Pacific Ocean • Papuan • Pasifika • Tonga • Vanuatu on October 4th, 2016.
New research published today in Nature suggests the first people to settle in the Pacific were from Asian farming groups rather than the Papuan ancestry that had been suspected. The international team of researchers sequenced ancient DNA from 3000-year-old skeletons from Vanuatu and Tonga and found they had little or no Papuan ancestry. Rather, the […]
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