Skip to comments.Ancient faces brought to life
Posted on 08/17/2005 8:17:40 AM PDT by SunkenCiv
[caption] The faces of a 40-year-old man (first two photos from left) and a 17-years-old girl (last two photos) of the Mongol race are shown in completion. They are considered the first portraits of the Dong Son people in Viet Nams history of archaeology.
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Am I seeing some Homo-Erectus genes here?
By this time, the mix with Homo Erectus would have been well in the past with the Flores Island being one of the last points of contact. You have monsoonal forests in the area referenced by the article, so there was a greater freedom of movement. That plus the rivers carrying a majority of the traffic through well directed and traveled waterways would confirm that the society was well developed.
According to the natives on Flores, the 'Hobbits' were still around 300 years ago...and, I saw a program that speculated some may still be 'hiding' in the jungles.
But, I expect you are correct
Oppenheimer says these people in Malayasia, Orang Asli, have some of the oldest DNA in the world.
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