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.
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 »
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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