Friday, November 04, 2011

Early humans' route out of Africa 'confirmed'

BBC News

A six-year effort to map the genetic patterns of humankind appears to confirm that early people first left Africa by crossing into Arabia.

Ancestors of modern people in Europe, Asia and Oceania migrated along a southern route, not a northern route through Egypt as some had supposed.

The results from the Genographic Project are published in the journal Molecular Biology and Evolution.

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