Re: Thoughts on the South- American Man

From: Kenneth Van Oost (
Date: Tue 09 Dec 2003 - 20:59:35 GMT

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    ----- Original Message ----- From: "derek gatherer" <>
    > There is the standard theory that the Clovis people,
    > from whom the majority of Native Americans are
    > descended (with the exceptions of Inuit and Na-Dene),
    > came from northern China area - and that is supported
    > by the Y-chromosome data.
    > I think that Kenneth was alluding to various
    > non-standard theories of recent Chinese origin. These
    > theories would have it that the Clovis people came
    > form somewhere else (Australia, Polynesia, Europe and
    > Japan are all candidates depending on the flavour of
    > the theory) and that the ancestors of current Native
    > Americans are more recent. The problem with these is
    > explaining away the absence of any Y-lineages from any
    > of the above places, thus requiring theories of
    > genocide etc, and it all gets a little implausible.

    Thanks Derek, Paul for your insights, it did help!

    I am not so much alluding to other more controversial theories about the origin of South- American man, but like I said the guy I talked to made my head spin and I began to

    But looking at the guy as the biological entity he is, there isn 't much Chinese about him though. But rest assured I understand the problematic of the Y- lineage, so I do suspect he has some Chinese bits running thru' his vains.

    What makes my clock tick by the way is the change the original people suffered over the eons of time. What made them South- Indian if their origin is Chinese !?

    Was it inter- breeding !? Or was the Clovis not so much Chinese as I suspect they were !? Northen China indicates Nepal, Southern Rusland, Mongolia !?

    Can you answer that for me please Derek !?

    Do you have a surname of Padilla, I searched the web last night but the only thing I found was several sites about a criminal....not the same guy I hope !?

    Thanks, Regards,


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