UCL Division of Biosciences


Humans evolved from all across Africa

24 September 2019

Modern humans evolved in Africa, and groups from that continent contributed to the process, so we should stop searching for a single point of origin, say researchers led by UCL and the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.

In a comment paper published in Nature Ecology and Evolution, the researchers argue that our evolutionary past must be understood as the outcome of dynamic changes in connectivity, or gene flow, between early humans scattered across Africa.

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