They analysed genetic variation from across the genome from Australian Aborigines, New Guineans, Southeast Asians, and Indians.
"Long before Europeans settled in Australia humans had migrated from the Indian subcontinent to Australia and mixed with Australian Aborigines," the study said.
"Interestingly," said researcher Irina Pugach, "this date also coincides with many changes in the archaeological record of Australia, which include a sudden change in plant processing and stone tool technologies... and the first appearance of the dingo in the fossil record.
"Since we detect inflow of genes from India into Australia at around the same time, it is likely that these changes were related to this migration," she said.
Now is this cool or what? Everyone likes to keep quiet about other cultures and their involvement with Ancient Australia. There is evidence out there suggesting that Australia has been visited at one point or another by Ancient Egyptians, Phoenicians and a bunch of other ancient civilisations. It is cool that this German study has announced this, because i guarantee that an Australian study wouldn't have.
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edit on 14-1-2013 by daaskapital because: link