Study: Indian migrants may have brought dingoes to Australia | Asia Pacific

Study: Indian migrants may have brought dingoes to Australia

Study: Indian migrants may have brought dingoes to Australia

Updated 15 January 2013, 22:59 AEST

A study of genetic variations in modern communities from Papua New Guinean, Southeast Asian, India and indigenous Australia suggests a wave of Indian migrants travelled south and mixed with Aboriginal Australians about 4,000 years ago.

The German study also speculates the Indian migrants may have brought the dingo to Australia with them.

It's the first time any Indian linkage to ancient Australia's been identified, and has come as a complete surprise.

Presenter: Corinne Podger

Speaker: Professor Alan Cooper, head of the Australian Centre for Ancient DNA

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