Posts Tagged ‘Prehistory’

A Starting Point

April 17, 2008

It’s good before we get into too many ethnic groups to find a common point of origin for these groups. The DNA experts could do this with an Eve living about 140,000 years ago in East Africa. Once we drop the more recent groups like the farang we can then look to male DNA ancestor living about 35,000 years ago in central Asia. The Y-chromosome DNA haplogroup O (M175) from this point is in 80-90% of men in Southeast and East Asia.

As we move forward from here we need to look at the Neolithic period in China and possibly what was happening on the island of Taiwan. What we do know the various groups had in common is a history of migration. In fact it begins to look similar to the tribal movements in Western Europe.