- In a 2004 article the geneticist Rebecca Cann mentions that the Cayapa
of Ecuador,who use bark cloth [kapa],the outrigger canoe and tattoo
their bodies with symbols similar to those in the Pacific,possess no
European or Black Carib genetic markers.They have the major mtDNA
haplogroup commonly found in Remote Oceania.There is no evidence of
Pacific male [Y chromosome] markers among the Cayapa.[if a canoe load
of people made the journey acrooss the Pacific,the locals could have
killed the males and acquired the females??]
Does anyone have any information about the Cayapa and a "possible"
Polynesian genetic link?