The study suggests our most recent common ancestor is 8,300 years older than scientists previously believed – and puts him within the timeframe of the “Mitochondrial Eve”.
According to the researchers: “we can say with some certainty that modern humans emerged in Africa a little over 200,000 years ago”.
The discovery, published in European Journal of Human Genetics, contradicts a study from 2013 that claimed the human Y chromosome originated in a different species through interbreeding.
Read more: http://bit.ly/1fAmRKv via Sci-News
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