Sunday, July 13, 2008

The origins of Homo Sapiens


"The findings, which jibed with previous research from anthropology, archaeology, linguistics and biology (including previous mitochondrial and Y DNA studies), also provided a broader statistical foundation for the out-of-Africa hypothesis, supporting the idea that a small population of humans moved out of the continent, then grew in size in a new home until another subgroup of “founders” broke off and moved away—a process that repeated itself until the entire world was settled."

The Migration History of Humans: DNA Study Traces Human Origins Across the Continents
What Genes and Fossils Tell Us

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