New genetic light shed on human evolution
PUBLISHED: 11:08 EST, 22 September 2012 | UPDATED: 11:08 EST, 22 September 2012
Genetic study challenges theory that modern humans came from just one place in Africa | Mail Online
The theory that modern humans came from one place in Africa has been challenged by new research.
A study showed the Khoe and San peoples of the sub-Sahara are descendents of the earliest diversification event in the history of all humans, some 100,000 years ago.
The findings, involving 220 participants representing 11 populations across southern Africa , revealed around 2.3 million DNA variants per individual, according to the journal Science