Study shows ancient contact between Polynesian and South American peoples

Study shows ancient contact between Polynesian and South American peoples
WASHINGTON – New genetic research shows that there was mingling between ancient native peoples from Polynesia and South America, revealing a single episode of interbreeding roughly 800 years ago after an epic transoceanic journey. The question of such contact – long hypothesized in part based on the enduring presence in Polynesia of a staple food...