Modern humans, or Homo sapiens, might migrate from Africa into China by way of Southeast Asia between 18,000 years and 60,000 years ago, researchers say.
This latest research finding by Chinese scientists and their international colleagues concluded that modern humans might have moved from Africa to China replacing Mono erectus (archaic upright- walking human beings) there to become the ancestors of the country ‘s modern humans.
The conclusion is based on the comparison and analysis of Y- chromosome DNA using samples of the extant 88 populations living in East Asia, Southeast Asia and the Oceania, says Li Jin, one of the Chinese researchers of the study “Chinese Human Genome Diversity Project.”
Li Jin is a professor of both the National Human Genome Center in Shanghai and the Institute of Genetics of Fudan University.
NOTE: Li Jin received BS and MS in genetics at Fudan University in 1985 and 1987, respectively. He received Ph.D in genetics at University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston in 1994. He received post-doctoral training at Stanford until 1997.