> I posted this recently, but it got stuck at the bottom of a long post
> of old messages which didn't condense themselves (I'll get the hang of
> this, mclark, somehow)
> Maybe it was missed, or maybe it was just boring
> >But on genetics, I'm as confused as ever
I'm with you on that. I can hardly understand the papers in the
professional journals. Nor can I understand much of Phil when he gets
going on genetics. And your last site (mkfenn) looks like the mutant
grandchildren of Heyerdahl, reprocessing the latest scientific
literature for their own unspeakable purposes.
> Philip Deitiker says the Taiwanese aboriginals seem to come from the
> I picked up on 4 abstracts - all conflicting
> Genetic link confirmed between Polynesians and indigenous Taiwanese
> 06 Jul 2005
> These results indicate that Taiwanese aboriginal populations have been
> genetically isolated from mainland Chinese for 10,000 to 20,000 years,
> and that Polynesian migration probably originated from people identical
> to the aboriginal Taiwanese. Further research will be necessary to
> precisely determine the origins of the aboriginal Taiwanese; however,
> these results are a step towards clarifying the origins of Polynesians.
> Polynesian origins: Insights from the Y chromosome
> ....we postulate that Southeast Asia provided a genetic source for
> two independent migrations, one toward Taiwan and the other toward
> Polynesia through island Southeast Asia.
> Polynesian genetic affinities with Southeast Asian populations as
> identified by mtDNA analysis. Melton et al (1995)
> mtDNA types related to the Polynesian motif are
> highest in frequency in the corridor from Taiwan south through the
> Philippines and east Indonesia, and the highest diversity for these
> types is in Taiwan. These results are consistent with linguistic
> evidence of a Taiwanese origin for the proto-Polynesian expansion,
> which spread throughout Oceania by way of Indonesia.
> and then this:
> The following genetic information gives us a fairly clear picture of
> how the Polynesians left Asia, 6000 years ago and spent 4000years in
> Alaska/Canada before arriving in Hawai'i.
> - which was by far the most fun
> Richard (still confused)