DNA and Native Americans

ray scupin (scupin@LINDENWOOD.EDU)
Wed, 31 Jan 1996 10:35:36 -0600

various populations around the world and concluded that Native Americans
are closely related to Southeast Asians, Melanesians and Polynesians. He
claimed that ancient mariners must have come across the Pacific to the
Americas. I thought that this Thor Heyerdahl-like thesis had been
definitely debunked through other genetic studies that supported linguistic and
archaeological research. (Wallace's research was also publicized in a
front page Wall St. Journal article, Nov. 10, 1993).

Can anyone refer me to any work that would clarify, support, or
refute Wallace's hypothesis?

Thanks in advance,

Ray Scupin

Raymond Scupin
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