Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Origin of the Japanese

Japanese Roots | Human Evolution | DISCOVER Magazine
Just who are the Japanese? Where did they come from and when? The answers are difficult to come by, though not impossible—the real problem is that the Japanese themselves may not want to know.

An interesting article on the origin of the modern Japanese by Jared Diamond. Well worth reading if your interested, in human origins and the spread of cultures and languages.

1 comment:

Christina said...

Fascinating! Best read in a while, I must say. Shame they didn't know more about the Jomon, they sounded pretty awesome and unusual