Aboriginals get new history

Center leader Eske Willerslev from Center for GeoGenetics, who is the leader of the research group, behind the results, says:

“Aboriginal Australians descend from the first human explorers. While the ancestors of Europeans and Asians were sitting somewhere in Africa or the Middle East, yet to explore their world further, the ancestors of Aboriginal Australians spread rapidly; the first modern humans traversing unknown territory in Asia and finally crossing the sea into Australia. It was a truly amazing journey that must have demanded exceptional survival skills and bravery.”

Read the full coverage from University of Copenhagen here

Contact details of project leaders:

Prof. Director Eske Willerslev, Centre for GeoGenetics, University of Copenhagen

Phone: +45 35321309/ +45 28751309, E-mail: ewillerslev@snm.ku.dk

Dr Morten Rasmussen, Centre for GeoGenetics, University of Copenhagen

Office: +45 353 21372, Mobile: +45 28 600 400

E-mail: mortenras@gmail.com eller morrasmussen@snm.ku.dk