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  1. Ancient Denisovan DNA discovered in modern Pacific Islanders

    ... persists in modern individuals from the Pacific islands of Melanesia could be a source of new information about early human history, ... arrived on the islands north of Australia. Melanesia is one of three major cultural areas in the Pacific Ocean. ( ...

    ancient-origins - 21/03/2016 - 13:52

  2. Evidence of Unknown Extinct Human Relative Found in DNA Study of Melanesians

    ... DNA, a new computer analysis suggests. People from Melanesia, a region in the South Pacific encompassing Papua New Guinea and ...

    ancient-origins - 30/10/2016 - 21:04

  3. Ancient Skulls Give Insights into Origins of Polynesians

    ... As shown in this map, Vanuatu is typically seen as part of Melanesia. However, new research suggests that the first people in Vanuatu were ... recovered from the Teouma site and 270 more skulls from Melanesia, Western Micronesia, Australia, China and Polynesia. The research ...

    Natalia Klimczak - 31/12/2015 - 00:52

  4. Did Paleoamericans Reach South America First?

    In “Textbook Story of How Humans Populated America is Biologically Unviable, Study Finds, recently published in Ancient Origins, it was noted that DNA studies indicate that people could not have crossed the Beringia land bridge to enter the Americas 13,000 years ago because the “entry route was biologically unviable”.

    Clyde Winters - 05/09/2016 - 03:50

  5. 6,000-year-old carved phallus artefacts found in Papua New Guinea

    Archaeologists in Papua New Guinea have made a rare discovery – six ceremonial tools carved out of volcanic black glass, which date back around 6,000 years.  However more significantly, the artefacts have been carved into the shape of a phallus which provides an indication as to their ceremonial function. 

    aprilholloway - 25/11/2013 - 23:51

  6. Ancient Tattoos: Archaeologists find Blood and Pigments on 3,000-Year-Old Obsidian

    ... on the skin. Tools consisted of simple ones like those in Melanesia and the complex, multi-toothed tools of Polynesia, they wrote, ...

    Mark Miller - 08/07/2016 - 00:39

  7. Where Did the Polynesians Really Come From?

    ... come originally from Taiwan by way of the Philippines and Melanesia. According to this view, Polynesians are mainly a part of a migration ...

    Caleb Strom - 15/06/2017 - 14:06

  8. Elongated Human Skulls Of Peru: Possible Evidence Of A Lost Human Species?

    ... Island of Vanuatu in the south Pacific Ocean area known as Melanesia, well into the 20 th century, have also been found in Egypt, ... cranial feature, as did people on the island of Vanuatu in Melanesia, Malta in the Mediterranean, and the Olmec of Mexico, amongst other ...

    brien - 09/04/2013 - 16:59

  9. Extinct Denisovans from Siberia Made Stunning Jewelry. Did They Also Discover Australia?

    By Siberia Times Reporter, Olga Gertcyk

    The distance from the only currently known home of the Denisovans in Altai region to the nearest point of Australia is roughly akin to the length of the Trans-Siberian railway, and yet it is looking increasingly likely that these ancient species of humanoids somehow made this epic journey deep in pre-history, perhaps 65,000 years ago.

    ancient-origins - 20/09/2017 - 01:58

  10. Navala, Fiji: A Village Of Exquisite Beauty and Fascinating Culture

    ... destination. A Brief History of Fiji Fiji is part of Melanesia and was settled by Austronesian people around 4,000 years ago. ...

    Ed Whelan - 07/12/2018 - 01:55

  11. The Lost Knowledge of the Ancients: Were Humans the First?

    Archaeologists and historians have produced a number of curious finds which still await a logical explanation. The story of man will appear in a different light if the answers are ever found. If the following facts are well-founded, civilization might have had a much earlier source.

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    Sam Bostrom - 11/08/2017 - 19:04

  12. New study suggests that the Philippines is the ancestral homeland of Polynesians

    ... tradition, appeared in the Bismark Archipelago of northwest Melanesia. This culture is seen as having adapted and evolved through time and ...

    aprilholloway - 20/03/2014 - 01:13

  13. Mummified Head of Newborn Baby with Extremely Elongated Skull Found in Peru

    ... about 2,000 years ago, from the Middle East, even Melanesia, and Central America, but because I have been intimately engaged with ...

    aprilholloway - 13/01/2017 - 17:49

  14. The Lost Legacy of the Super Intelligent Denisovans Who Calculated Cygnocentric-based Cosmological Alignments 45,000 Years Ago

    ... Central Asia in the west across to East Asia, South Asia, Melanesia and Australia in the east. It is present also among the Yi or Lolo ...

    Andrew Collins - 13/06/2018 - 15:21

  15. Legendary Ancient Villages Uncovered in Fiji

    Archaeologists in Fiji have uncovered the remains of two old villages which were previously only known about from oral tradition passed down from generation to generation.

    The historic discovery was made by a team from the Fiji Museum who carried out a survey in the Koroyanitu mountain range in Lautoka following a request from villagers who were keen to discover whether the stories passed down from their ancestors were true.

    aprilholloway - 16/06/2013 - 02:31

  16. Unravelling the Genetics of Elongated Skulls - Transcript of Interview with Brien Foerster

    ... about 2,000 years ago, from the Middle East, even Melanesia, and Central America, but because I have been intimately engaged with ...

    aprilholloway - 08/02/2014 - 10:26

  17. Skull Analysis Concludes the Americas Were Settled by More than One Wave of Migrants

    Has there ever been a more exciting adventure than when humans spread out across the globe with their primitive tools and not so much as a hand-drawn map? A new study of cranial shapes of prehistoric people shows it’s possible there were several migrations of Asians and possibly Australian or Polynesian people who undertook this great trek into the Americas thousands of years ago.

    Mark Miller - 23/02/2017 - 22:48

  18. Ghost Beliefs in Polynesia: When Spirits Return and Possess

    ... by many cultures of Polynesia, including Hawaii, Vanuatu, Melanesia and some parts of Micronesia for its sedating effects. With ...

    dhwty - 28/05/2017 - 22:55

  19. Updates on Out of Africa – Revising the Story of the Dispersal of Modern Humans Across Eurasia

    Most people are now familiar with the traditional "Out of Africa" model: modern humans evolved in Africa and then dispersed across Asia and reached Australia in a single wave about 60,000 years ago. However, technological advances in DNA analysis and other fossil identification techniques, as well as an emphasis on multidisciplinary research, are revising this story.

    ancient-origins - 13/12/2017 - 02:11

  20. Adapt, Diversify, Find a Niche: Survival Tactics of Homo Sapiens That Brought World Domination

    ... settings and tropical rainforest conditions across Asia, Melanesia, and the Americas. Furthermore, the authors argue that the ...

    ancient-origins - 01/08/2018 - 19:02