Australians' DNA link with Indians rewrites ancient history books1/15/2013
Despite being a very, very long canoe trip from anywhere, Australia may have had a wave of migration from India around 4,000 years ago, scientists say. It's long been thought that, until British colonization in 1788, humans on the Australian continent had existed in almost total isolation for at least 40,000 years. However, according to a DNA study by clever people at Germany's Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, the country's Aboriginal people share genetic markers with people in India, indicating a mass migration. According to the researchers those adventurous Indians may have brought stone tools and dingoes with them, as they appear around the same time. [Source]
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