How Early Humans Migrated From Africa
on 23 September 2016
Three recently published papers suggest that "modern non-Africans originate from a single out-of-Africa migration." This is believed because the three studies analyzed genomes from 787 people who come from over 270 populations all over the world—and the similarities across the board mean that there was probably a single exit from Africa. Fascinatingly, it's believed that our ancestors began splitting up into separate groups some 200,000 years ago—relatively a blip on the radar, considering the Earth is 4.5+ billion years old. Read more at New Scientist.