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Polynesians Took the Express Train Through Melanesia to the Pacific

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Science  18 Jan 2008:
Vol. 319, Issue 5861, pp. 270
DOI: 10.1126/science.319.5861.270b

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Summary

A new study published this week supports the "express train" theory of the peopling of the far-flung islands of Remote Oceania, which posits that people from Taiwan moved rapidly through Melanesia, leaving little genetic footprint.