July 8, 2018

Skull of a Hòabìnhian individual (Photo courtesy Fabio Lahr. All rights reserved)

An article published in the journal “Science” describes the results of a genetic research on the populations of Southeast Asia. A team of researchers sequenced the DNA of 26 human beings that lived up to 8,000 years ago in various parts of that area and subsequent analysis led them to conclude that today’s populations descended from at least four ancient populations. This expands a research published in May, again in “Science”, which found three migrations, and contradicts at least two of the theories that have been discussed during the last century.