Not sure this review was posted before, dated 2011:
"Did Austro-Asiatic speakers originate in China/ Southeast Asia and then migrate to India with Rice Agriculture
"http://www.scribd.com/doc/100833462/493 ... s-of-India
When HUGO Pan-Asian SNP Consortium published results of its very large study of autosomal SNPs involving 73 populations living in ten Asian countries, it became clear that it had sorted out the question of human migration in the east.1 They found that East Asian populations originated from Southeast Asia, and that Myanmar, Borneo, Thailand and Cambodia were important as a source of human population to China. It further clarified that Southeast Asian population had in turn originated from India. Five percent of East Asian population had originated from India directly, implying an exit out of India from Tibet-Burma side directly into China. They also noted overlap of DNA migrations and language. From the conclusions of this study, it became evident without saying that the Austro-Asiatic, Daic and Austronesian speakers of Southeast Asia had originated genetically, if not linguistically, from India and that the claim of their origin from China was false.
The results of HUGO reversed the route of human migration proposed by linguists like Blust, and promoted by archaeologists like Bellwood and Higham, which had suggested that language and farming migration took place from China to Southeast Asia to India and Polynesia/Micronesia. This imagination was contradicted by a large number of other DNA studies other than HUGO’s. Yet Bellwood and Higham pervaded over the authors of the study done by Chaubey et al.
his China hypothesis had stated that farming reached Taiwan from China, and then there was a Taiwanese population expansion leading to Austronesian expansion, which led to founder populations settling in Indonesia, Malagasy and Pacific Islands. This theory too got discredited by DNA studies soon.
Has reference to many papers to the following topics:
1. Human Migration Took Place from Southeast Asia to China and not the Vice Versa during the Period Under Consideration
2. Studies Destroying Bellwood’s Taiwan Austronesian and rice-agriculture Hypothesis
3. Autosomal DNA studies too point out that the Austro-Asiatic speakers are autochthonous to India and the Southeast Asians originated from India
4. Rice Cultivation started independently in India (O. sativa indica) and Southeast Asia (O. sativa japonica)
5. Wild Ancestors of Chinese Rice are mainly found in India and Southeast Asia
6. Japonica Rice (Chinese Rice) did not originate in South China, but originated in the Island Southeast Asia where it was domesticated too: Chinese rice domestication is a myth
7. Wild Indian rice has greatest genetic diversity of all rices
8. Genes Crucial for domestication originated in Indian rice and migrated later to China, then entered Japonica rice (by cross pollination)
9. Evidence of 10,000 years old Radio-Carbon dated Pottery Neolithic rice farming sites from Ganga Valley (India)
a. Tewari, Rakesh et al, Early Farming at Lahuradewa, Pragdhara 2006,18:347-373.
b. Sharma GR. 1985. From Hunting and Food-gathering to Domestication of Plants and Animals in the Belan and Ganga Valleys. In Recent Advances in Indo-Pacific Prehistory : Proceedings of the International Symposium Held at Poona, December 19-21, 1978 (ed. VN Misra and P Bellwood). BRILL (Pub.).
10. Linguistic Evidence Suggesting Origin of Austro-Asiatic in India
a. Diffloth, G., “The Contribution of Linguistic Palaeontology to the Homeland of Austro-Asiatic”, in Sagart, L. et al (Eds.), The Peopling of East Asia, Routledge, London, 2005. [The homeland of Austro-Asiatic suggested by Diffloth spreads from northeast India and Bangladesh to north Myanmar.].
b. Priyadarshi, P., Recent Studies in Indian Archaeo-linguistics and Archaeo-genetics having bearing on Indian Prehistory, Joint Annual Conference of Indian Archaeology Society, Indian Society for Prehistoric and Quaternary Studies, Indian History and Culture Society, Lucknow, 30 December, 2010.7