Were Caucasoids (and Even Europeans) Originally Australoids?

A skull in Southern Russia from 35,000 YBP classified as Early Caucasoid is classified as “Australoid.” So it appears that Whites were originally Australoid also. Skulls from 21,000 YBP in Europe line up most closely with an Amerindian tribe called the Makah in Washington State who are probably Paleomongoloids.

So 35,000 YBP, Caucasians or Whites were probably Australoid and 20,000 YBP they may have looked like Paleomongoloids. This implies that there was some sort of Australoid-Caucasoid transition in Europe as there was an Australoid-Mongoloid transition in the East. Also 20,000 YBP, theories suggest that there was a lot of back and forth movement between people in Europe and Siberians. A people in Scotland called the Orcadians or Orcadian Islanders have an ancient genome that looks more Siberian than anything else.

The Siberian zone has continued to be a mixing zone for Caucasoids and Mongoloids in recent history. The Tocharians were a very European looking Caucasian group that lived in Western China from 3,000 YBP. People like the Altai are very mixed, nearly 50-50 Caucasoid-Mongoloid. The Mansi in the Urals are very similar, but they look more European. The most ancient Europeans of all, the Lapps or Saami, often have a somewhat Mongoloid appearance.


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8 responses to “Were Caucasoids (and Even Europeans) Originally Australoids?

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  2. Julian

    Caucasians show the highest amount of ISEA Negrito admixture followed closely by the Onge and non-Negrito Filipinos according to this chart ranking different ethnicities’ genetic closeness to one another. Also, “28% of males among the Aeta, as well as in Timor at 10.8%” carry the basal y-dna haplogroup that gave rise to a Siberian clade and haplogroup R and Q. I just find it interesting that ISEA Negritos have this connection to the most dominant and prolific haplogroups of Western Eurasia and the New World. I wonder what it entails. You can find the chart in this paper called “An exploratory analysis of combined genome-wide SNP data from several recent studies” which can be downloaded from Cornell’s library at http://arxiv.org/abs/1101.5519 and the specific chart is called “Frappe K12 rankings” which can also be found here https://plos.figshare.com/articles/page/301 and here https://figshare.com/articles/Frappe_K12_rankings/301. Go down to the graph where Mamanwa and other Philippine Negritos are at the front to see what I’m talking about. Also, this Wiki page https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Haplogroup_P_%28Y-DNA%29 is where I found the information about the Aetas and Timor.

    • Julian

      Actually should be referring to Philippine Negrito admixture and not ISEA like I wrongly said since this doesn’t apply to non-Philippine Negritos.

  3. Punjabi Sardar

    The Tocharians were a very European looking Caucasian group that lived in Western China from 3,000 YBP.

    Hindu Kingdoms in Tarim Basin

    The general perception that India and China never had any historical conflicts is flawed, and in part is the fantasy of communists. While the past relationships between India and China have been better than what we see today, we should keep in mind that Chinese have played a major role in destroying Indic cultures of Central Asia and have even led direct invasions of India with the help of the Tibetans and attempted to seize mainland Indian territory. I shall outline briefly the historical conflicts between China and India starting from the destruction of the satellite Indic civilizations in the Tarim region prior to the foundation of the Uighur Khanate.

    • pepperroncini

      Tocharian society wasn’t Indic, even if they might have had some genetic admixture from Indic populations.

      Tocharian belonged to the Centum branch of the Indo-European languages, the only Centum I.E. language that made it East. All the other Centum I.E. languages are in North-Western Eurassia.

      Indic languages belong to the Satem I.E. branch

      • Punjabi Sardar

        their land was called UttarPatha Or Northern Country in Mahabharata & many tribes who migrated there are mentioned.

        You must keep in mind, we’re only concerned with the elite ie the kings. The commoners may well have been anything however, that’s not the scope of my study.

        • pepperroncini

          Never heard that from Western Indologists.

          The elite had to be from the Western Indo-European branch and not the Iranic branch , seeing as how their language is a Western I.E. language.

  4. Rus

    Genetically, the man from Kostenki is closest to the ancient European populations and farthest from Papuans and Melanesians.
    Anthropologically his skull has been explained as an undifferentiated mixture. But not Australoid definitely.
    (it is in Russian, but Google Translate is your friend)

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