Out of Asia

日期:2019-03-06 08:19:16 作者:索质顽 阅读:

THE first humans to arrive in the New World may have come from Japan and other Pacific islands, not mainland Asia as many researchers supposed. A team led by Loring Brace of the University of Michigan measured the dimensions of more than 1800 prehistoric and modern skulls from major regions of the Old World, the Pacific and the New World. They conclude that the first New World inhabitants, who arrived some 15,000 years ago, resembled people in Japan and Polynesia (PNAS Early Edition, vol 98,