Landmark Study Cites Southern Africa as Homeland of Modern Humans

A study published in the prestigious journal Nature has found that the earliest ancestors of anatomically modern humans emerged in a southern African 'homeland' and thrived there for 70,000 years before climate change triggered the first human explorations, which initiated the development of humans' genetic, ethnic and cultural diversity.

  • Southern Africa:   Origins of Modern Man Revealed - Africa Is in Us All

    Daily Maverick, 29 October 2019

    It might have been our original Eden, a place teeming with game and blessed with an abundance of water, that was all but forgotten as time passed and humans moved on. But now this… Read more »

  • Southern Africa:   The Homeland of Modern Humans

    Garvan Institute of Medical Research, 29 October 2019

    A landmark study pinpoints the birthplace of modern humans in southern Africa and suggests how past climate shifts drove their first migration. Read more »

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