Human Migrations in Continental East Asia and Taiwan: Genetic, Linguistic, and Archaeological Evidence

  title={Human Migrations in Continental East Asia and Taiwan: Genetic, Linguistic, and Archaeological Evidence},
  author={Peter Bellwood and Alicia Sanchez‐Mazas},
  journal={Current Anthropology},
  pages={480 - 484}
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