Re: Race - why & when

10 Mar 1995 01:12:19 GMT

In article <>, (Evan
Hodgens) wrote:
> In article <3j3d05$>, (Herb
> Huston) wrote:
> >
> > What about the Tasmanians? They lived at a latitude comparable to
> > Vladivostok's, and we know they were stuck there for a long time.
> >
> Tasmanians, aka Maori, are polynesians and were stuck there for about
> 500 years, tops.

> There is no such thing as a dumb question, but there IS such a thing as a dumb answer - I've given some.

I might have missed the whole point of this thread... and I can't really be
bothered looking through it.

Tasmanian Aboriginals were separated from mainland people about 8000 years
ago and had inhabited that part of the world for many thousands of years
before. They are most definitely related most closely to the Australian
people of South Eastern Australia. Maoris are Polynesians who live in New
Zealand and are "bottoms" 60,000 years distant from the original
inhabitants of southern Australia.

Maybe my answer was too serious.

Archaeology and Natural History,
Research School of Pacific and Asian Studies,