Timing the first human migration into eastern Asia
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Journal of Biology 2009, 8:18 doi:10.1186/jbiol115Published: 6 February 2009
A recent report in BMC Biology indicates that modern humans first arrived in southern East Asia 60,000 years ago and settled the rest of East Asia from there. This early date and migration route has significant implications for our understanding of the origins of present-day human populations.