Here is a link to another story about this on Nat Geo:
http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news ... aiwan.html
And here is a quote that I find particularly interesting, and thought provoking:
He pointed out that the mitochondrial DNA evidence—which is passed down from females—tends to support the express-train theory. But the Y-chromosome, or male, evidence supports a slow-boat process, he said.
This suggests something interesting is going on, perhaps with different male and female migration patterns, which we see in other regions of the world," he said.
This makes a lot of sense to me. Initial explorations into unknown areas are very dangerous, and mostly men only.
OK, guys, let's be honest.
If there are friendly women on the new island, maybe the boys don't go back for the wife and kids, but if there are no women, or they are not friendly, or have big, bad, dangerous boyfriends, maybe the new guys go back home to hook up and bring the women back to the new island.
Mitochondrial DNA and Y-chromosome DNA are likely to leave two very different trails.
Could this relate to the genetic evidence about the relationship between between Neanderthal and HSS?
The Mitochondrial DNA evidence doesn't show interbreeding on the maternal side. What is there where just a one way relationship? What is HSS did not willingly mate with Neandethal, but Neandethal males would force HSS to have sex if they could. (OK, OK, Clan of the Cave Bear)
There would be no Male HSS and female Neandethal interbreeeding, only male neandethal and female HSS interbreeding, so no record on the
Does this make any sense?