Monday, October 17, 2011

Aboriginal Australians: The first explorers

The article discusses the origin and dispersal patterns of aboriginal Australians. After studying a hair from a modern day aboriginal man who lived in the early 1900s. Researchers discovered that the aboriginal Australians have no links to Europe and therefore are direct descendants of the first people who inhabited Australia. The researchers seem fascinated by the fact that these Australians have had ties to a specific region longer than any other group. People were also fascinated by the fact that these people had to be very skilled explorers to be able to get from Africa to Australia at such an early point in history. This study disproved the theory that Australians descended from Asian or European explorers because the aboriginal Australian dates back to about 24,000 years before early Asians and early Europeans differentiated from one another.

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