Genetic link confirmed between Polynesians and indigenous Taiwanese
According to folklore, Polynesians
originated from a mythical homeland called Hawaiki. Their origins and the existence of such a place, however, have been the subject of much speculation. In a new study in the premier open access journal PLoS Biology, Jean Trejaut and colleagues now provide the fir...
6,000km trip to reveal clues to ancient migration
...als such as dogs, cats, chickens and pigs to use in their ongoing investigations into the origin of these important farmyard animals which the ancient polynesians
carried with them into the remote Pacific.
Work by Drs Larson and Dobney - which probes the genetic make-up of domestic and commensal species link...
Prehistoric aesthetics explains snail biogeography puzzle
... "Land snails are known to have been introduced to many Pacific islands by polynesians
but all the other cases were inadvertent introductions involving tiny snail...rchers turned their attention from genetics to aesthetics.
"We know that polynesians
used these shells ornamentally. We think the fact that the white shells wer...
... According to folklore, polynesians
originated from a mythical homeland called Hawaiki...e first direct evidence for the common ancestry of polynesians
and indigenous Taiwanese.
Genetic techniques inv... try and determine whether there is a link between polynesians
and other Southeast Asian populations by estimatin...