Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Madagascar's Austronesians and Africans May Not Have Arrived Together

A new study of modern Madgascar's population genetics suggests that the island was first settled by a relatively gender balanced population of Austronesians followed in fairly short order by a male dominated South African Bantu-like population perhaps a century or two later who dominated in coastal areas as the Austronesians took refuge in the highlands. Over time, they then admixed.

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