Haplogroup M130

 

This group appeared 50,000 years ago and marks a great southern coastal migration. It traces the southern Arabian Peninsula through India, Sri Lanka and southeast Asia finally ending in Australia and gives us an answer to the long standing question of how Australian came to be populated.

These beachcombers followed the coast and lived from the bounty of the sea. Although evidence is sparce due to rising sea levels, experts believe the group made a fast moving seaside journey. Some preserved artifacts from Australia’s earliest human habitation may back this up. All these combined are a good match for the timeline of M130.

The journey did not however end in Australia. Descendants are found futher north in Eastern Asia 6,000 – 8,000 years ago and even further to North America.