DNA tests link aboriginal Australians to India

01/15/2013 | Los Angeles Times (tiered subscription model)

Scientists have long believed that aboriginal Australians did not mix their DNA with other nationalities, but new DNA evidence suggests biological links between aboriginal Australians and people from India. The study, published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, found that interbreeding occurred as early as 4,200 years ago, and may have coincided with the time the dingo, the Australian wild dog, appeared on the continent.

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