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A Negritoe Migration?

2 August 2010

Negritoes are a very obvious minority population element in various parts of SE Asia and the Pacific, and once lived in India (and still inhabit the Andaman Islands) and various other places enroute (even in the Malayan peninsular), and it could be argued they represent a well defined migration, an Out of Africa movement that has some reality. At www.gmanews.tv/print/197541/ a footbone has been found in a cave in the Philippines that has been dated as early as 67,000 years  ago. In physique, it is being said, the footbone belongs to a smallish individual, somewhat like a Negritoe, as in the modern Aytas of Luyan. How this story develops once the bone is subject to laboratory research might be interesting.

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