In sci.archaeology message news:4375ccfe_1@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx by
"o8TY" <o8ty@xxxxxxxxxxx> . . . :
> The blondeness of Australian aborigines has been attributed to
> one or more dutch shipwrecks prior to the 1700s. Coincidently,
> the blondeness is also attributed to coastal dwellers, but in
> very limited locations.
Ah, no, the sandy haired trait is spead at low to moderate frequency
from australia to the solomon islanders and a probable instance of
genetic drift. It is also found at low fruency in southern africa, if
the genetics is right there is probably some connection more specific
between click speaking s. africans and austronesians, particularly s.
austronesians as they have been more genetically isolated than most
(but not all indonesians).
During the early colonization of eurasia is it my belief that the
original human 'foothold' colony was in S. Iran, from there that
colony split north/north west and east resulting in A2/lessA24
bearing western eurasians and A24/A2less austronesians. Therefore the
same people are a probable source in western eurasians.
During the paleolithic, during the time humans left africa the
temperature would have been color and based on a number of genetic
loci the positioning of the PMRCA of humans in more tropically
forested africa is a probable testimony that they followed similar a
cooler version of these forests to the eastern extremes of africa,
where a subset found the opportunity to migrate east. The most
evolved however of this group migrated south and became adapted to
more desert environments, the !kung, still lack the genetic diversity
of central africans like the efe and baka. The !kung possess a number
of HLA alleles and short distance haplotypes which I have tracted
from western europe into eastern europe/caucasus/ural region back
into africa, surprisingly linking the !kung to the earliest
europeans. The same traits are also found in the extremes of
austronesia at higher frequencies.