Meet Your Ancient Ancestors and Relatives in Africa

Modern human genomes and bones left behind from ancient hominins in Africa tell a complex story about the origins of our species.

Hominin fossils that reveal clues to the emergence of Homo sapiens are rare in Africa, but in combination
with studies of modern human genomes, researchers are piecing together an ever more complex timeline of human history.

Genomic analyses suggest that the majority of people living outside Africa today trace most of their ancestry
back to a single migration event of a small group of modern humans who left Africa between 60,000 and 70,000 years ago.

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