How Was The Pacific Settled?

Two different studies in in Nature Ecology & Evolution and Current Biology looked at the genetic variation of people inhabiting Vanuatu to help answer the question when did humans settle the Pacific, likely the last region on Earth to be occupied by us. Lead author of the study in Current Biology, David Reich, from Harvard Medical School,... Continue Reading →

Timing The Arrival Of The Modern Human Package In The Sahul

The Sahul is the Australia-New Guinea continent, which is exposed during glacial maximums. If one were to take a satellite photograph of the Sahul during an ice age, you'd see more or less a complete island in the picture, one that spans from New Guinea to Australia and Tasmania. Kind of like the one to... Continue Reading →

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