Modern Faces and Ancient Migrations

Navajo - abroad in the Yard

Our friends at Abroad in the Yard wrote an interesting article back in December 2011 about Modern Faces and Ancient Migrations.

As you’re probably aware, the migration of people, their ethnicity and how they came to be where they are today is hotly debated among people who are not warm and friendly, at least not to each other.  There are into and out of Africa theories.  There are debates about the origins of the Aboriginal people of Australia, and there are several debates about the arrival of the Native Americans from Asia.

One of the questions about Native Americans is whether there was one wave or more.  Another question is whether or not the people who populated South America had a different genesis from those who populated North America.  It’s widely accepted that the people who populated North American, at least, arrived via the Bering Strait, although these is still some question about some arrivals from the east, from Europe, via Greenland.  But assuming the Beringia migration path, were these the only people to populate South America?   Were other Asians, Africans, Australians or Patagonians involved?  Did seafaring people settle parts of South America before the Indians arrived?

Looking at the pictures of these people and where they live today is quite interesting, especially when looking at the progression of migration and how their phenotype changes, or doesn’t.  In other words, how they resemble each other and their closest neighbors.

So take a look for yourself.  What do you think?

About Roberta Estes

Scientist, author, genetic genealogist. Documenting Native Heritage through contemporaneous records and DNA.
This entry was posted in Aboriginal, Alaska Natives, Anthropology, Archaic Indians, Australia, DNA, History, Mexico, Migration, Navajo, Origins, South America. Bookmark the permalink.

3 Responses to Modern Faces and Ancient Migrations

  1. Awesome find! They put a lot of work into that post!

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