A small cohort of Island Southeast Asian women founded Madagascar.

  title={A small cohort of Island Southeast Asian women founded Madagascar.},
  author={Murray P. Cox and Michael G. Nelson and Meryanne K Tumonggor and F X Ricaut and Herawati Sudoyo},
  journal={Proceedings. Biological sciences},
  volume={279 1739},
The settlement of Madagascar is one of the most unusual, and least understood, episodes in human prehistory. Madagascar was one of the last landmasses to be reached by people, and despite the island's location just off the east coast of Africa, evidence from genetics, language and culture all attests that it was settled jointly by Africans, and more surprisingly, Indonesians. Nevertheless, extremely little is known about the settlement process itself. Here, we report broad geographical… CONTINUE READING
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