First Out of Africa – The Asian Tribe of the Andaman

First Out of Africa – The Asian Tribe of the Andaman

The Andamanese resemble other Negrito groups in Asia. They are pygmies, and are the only modern people outside of certain parts of Africa with steatopygia. They lead a hunter-gatherer lifestyle, and appear to have lived in substantial isolation for thousands of years. The Andamanese are believed to be descended from the migrations which, about 60,000 years ago, brought the first modern humans out of Africa to the Andaman Islands.