DNA Study reveals connection between Brazil and Polynesia. Well, how?
Current scientific thought proposes that it was about 15,000 to 20,000 years ago that humans first migrated to America, probably through a land connection that existed back then. However details of how this happened and when is unknown.
New genetic research has been conducted by Sergio Pena, a molecular geneticist of the Federal University of Minas Gerais in Brazil, on human skulls of indigenous Brazilians of the eighteenth century AD. This Brazilian group, the Botocudo people, had skulls that were a combination of Paleoamericans and that of an Asian population.
Out of the twelve skulls that were examined, two of them have shown DNA sequences found in Polynesians. Those results make this discovery important because it cannot be explained how this could happen. There is no known way that Polynesians could have arrived to South America an interbred with natives. Or did they have some kind of transportation that is still to be discovered? Further research needs to be done to get definite answers. Until then it will remain a mystery.
Such findings reveal more and more pieces of the puzzle leading towards the theory that more advanced civilizations may have existed in that past that we are yet to find.
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