first migrated from East Africa from around the regions of Ethiopia and Somaliato, Yemen, Oman, Southern India, Burma, China, Malaysia, The Philippines,Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, Australia, The Solomon Islands and all the littleislands in between.The migrations and trading westward by sea started declining only about 11,000years ago, when world sea level rose, recovering from the last deep marineregression caused by global cooling and the locking-up of water in continentalglaciers. Then there were the Northern migrations, from Ethiopia through the SaudiArabian region. Then the migrations down the Nile. Those that Traveled over landmixed with other Africans who went through physiological changes then enteredchina looking different. All people on this earth are connected to the IndigenousAfrican people and the migrations of people today can be proven not only byexamining the historical records, but by DNA research.
Newly Released Study Traces Arrival of First Chinese12.11 p.m. ET (1611 GMT) September 29, 1998
WASHINGTON — Genetic studies that show the first modern human arrived inChina about 60,000 years ago support the theory that people first evolved inAfrica, researchers say. In a study published Tuesday in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, scientists say that an analysis of genetic samplesfrom throughout Asia suggests that people there sprang from common ancestors,the modern humans who appeared first in Africa and then spread throughout theworld. "Our work shows that modern humans first came to southeast Asia and thenmoved later to northern China," said Li Jin, a population geneticist at theUniversity of Texas in Houston. "This supports the idea that modern humansoriginated in Africa."Jin said the study is based on analysis of the gene patterns from 43 different ethnicgroups in China and Asia. He said the technique gives an indication of how peoplemoved and mixed over thousands of generations. Migration clues are carried ingenetic patterns, called micro-satellites, that change rapidly over time. Byanalyzing these changes and linking them to earlier genetic patterns, researchersare able to plot the migration of ancient humans. Based on the research, Jin said itappears that modern humans first moved from central Asia, following the IndianOcean coastline across India, to southeast Asia. Later, they moved to south China.Descendants of these original Chinese then migrated north and northwest,