via Global Times, 13 July 2020: Research from China suggests DNA evidence of migration from Southern China to Southeast Asia at the end of the Palaeolithic/ early Holocene. The paper was published in the Journal of Human Genetics.
Chinese scientists say they have sequenced 11,000-year-old human DNA – the oldest ever found in South China -suggesting possible signs of human migration in southern China some 22,000 years ago.
Their research on genetic data reveals a link to the end of the Paleolithic period, which ended some 10,000 years ago, and the following Neolithic period when homo sapiens began to flourish.
Scientists from Institute of Vertebrate Paleontology and Paleoanthropology with the Chinese Academy of Sciences said on Monday that homo sapiens may have migrated from southern East Asia to Southeast Asia 11,000 years ago or even earlier.