I read a history book of 7 grade a while ago, and i found the topic about Indonesian ancestor. I think it’s interesting topic to share here.
Ok, where Indonesian ancestor came from?
They came from Yunnan, South China. They brought neolithic culture. Their arrival in Indonesia was divided into two waves. The first waves was Proto Melayu, which is divided in two race : Papua-melanesoid and Austronesia. They came around 2000 B.C . Papua-Melanesoid, which brought “kapak lonjong”, spreaded from Yunnan to Philippines, North Sulawesi, Moluccas and Papua , while Austronesia brought “kapak persegi” and spreaded from Yunnan to Malaya, Sumatra, Java, Nusa Tenggara and another islands.
In Indonesia this two races assimilated and become Papua-Melanesoid race, but some were still maintaining the authenticity of their race.
The second wave is Deutro Melayu which is Austronesia race. This race spreaded from Yunnan to Thailand, West Malaysia and several places in Indonesia. This wave came around 500 B.C. They brought Metal culture from Dongson, North Vietnam.
After they all arrive in Indonesia, race of papua-melanesoid, austronesia and austro-melanesoid assimilated and produce many tribes which spreaded all over places in Indonesia.
Indonesian ancestors are recorded as agricultural society, they love art, they good in maritime and sailing over the sea and very religious. [sel].