Thursday, April 24, 2008
HUMANS NEAR EXTINCTION! MASSIVE DROUGHT! (70,000 YEARS AGO)
According to a study by DNA researchers, today's population of about 6 billion humans are all descended from a meager population of about 2000 individuals, scattered in smaller groups, from Africa about 70,000 years ago, the survivors of a long period of drought.
Other studies have indicated that all humans may all be the descendents of just one single female (we call her "Eve") who lived about 200,000 years ago.
See the article by...RANDOLPH E. SCHMID, AP: http://news.aol.com/story/_a/study-says-humans-neared-extinction/20080424163709990001
Here are some links to the source -- details from the National Geographic Society:
The Genographic Project home page:
The press release:
The scientific paper: https://www3.nationalgeographic.com/genographic/pdf/DawnHumanMatrilinealDiversity.pdf