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37 Southeast Asian islands and Oceania: human genetics

Prehistory

Part II: Holocene migrations

  1. Murray P. Cox

Published Online: 4 FEB 2013

DOI: 10.1002/9781444351071.wbeghm837

The Encyclopedia of Global Human Migration

The Encyclopedia of Global Human Migration

How to Cite

Cox, M. P. 2013. 37 Southeast Asian islands and Oceania: human genetics. The Encyclopedia of Global Human Migration. .

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 4 FEB 2013

Abstract

This chapter discusses the genetic record of human migration into island Southeast Asia and Oceania, firstly during the Pleistocene, and later during the Neolithic with its associated populations of Malayo-Polynesian speakers. The picture is one of intergradation between Asian and indigenous (western Pacific) population components.

Keywords:

  • genetics;
  • Asia;
  • Holocene;
  • Southeast Asia, Oceania