Dear PF Forum, It's been a while that I've been wondering. Where did people from particular island in Indonesia come from? Here is the map As I understand it, homo sapiens came out of Africa 70 thousands years ago, and they went to Australia. Is that why that our brothers (and sisters) from Australia look alike our brothers and sisters from Africa? And as I see in the map above, the track to Australia passed Indonesia islands. But not all Indonesia people look like Australian people. As I notice in yellow islands. Here the people look like people from China/Japan/Korea/Vietnam While people in pink area look like people from Africa. So where did the people in yellow area come from? And when were this yellow area inhabited by human? And one more thing. Homo sapiens sapiens emerged from Africa some 200 thousands years ago. And 70 years ago our ancestors came out of Africa. And I can see there's a big difference in appearance between the caucasians and the negroids, which is understandable since, if I'm not mistaken, there were cross breeding between homo sapiens and neanderthal. But what I'd like to know is the chinese people. (and Japan, and Korea, and Vietnam) Where do our brothers and sisters from Chinese come from? Are they pure homo sapiens who evolve or there were cross breeding with another homo sapiens species. As in home sapiens sapiens and homo sapiens neanderthalensis. Thank you very much.