I had to consider for some time if I should dedicate a page to
Australia alone. Then the
importance of Australia to the migration of our human ancestors
settled the situation. The Haplogroup "C"
that originated in East Africa 50,000 years ago was taken thru
Southeast Asia to Australia was also taken up the Asian coast to the
Americas. The latest news remarks that the date of
arrival in Australia was as far back as 70,000 years.
The devastation of the Toba super eruption is given various dates from 75 Kya to 70 Kya. The eruption affected weather
around the earth for some time and came close to extinguishing our ancestors completely. Human
ancestors must have struggles
desperately for a few hundred years to repopulate. There must have been some serious fights to protect your groups Mothers
and children. The advantage would have been in preemptive strikes to eliminate
dangerous male rivals.||
I am a bit exasperated considering my
original theory on the route set by the migration path to Australia.
Something that has been staring me in the face all along is the
disbursement of the language spoken by the austronesians. That
language is spoken in almost all the South Pacific islands from
Madagascar to Easter Island called the Polynesian Triangle or Oceania. It is not spoken in Australia or New Zealand Ė is that
because there were too many fierce animals there or because someone
already lived there and either converted new comers, or killed them,
in a world so thinly populated as 50 Kyr I would think the women at
least would have been welcomed. So has anyone done DNA tracking for
the native New Zealand population.
Iíll keep looking but itís not a priority and the question may outlive me.
-- 50,000-Year-Old Site Discovered in Australia - 5/18/17
-- Humans First Modified Tropical Forests 45,000 Years Ago
-- Human Tooth Hints at Early Migration Out of Africa
-- First Occupation of Australia Pushed Back 10,000 Years
-- Occupation of Indonesian Island Pushed Back 60,000 Years
-- Student archaeologists on trail of Yorkshire gem's hidden past
-- Arrival of modern humans in Southeast Asia considered - 8/01/17
-- After super eruption shows Toba magma system's great size - 5/16/17