Humanity’s Birthplace Pinpointed In Botswana

Where was the evolutionary birthplace of modern humans? The East African Great Rift Valley has long been the favoured contender. Our new research has used DNA to trace humanity’s earliest footsteps to a prehistoric wetland called Makgadikgadi-Okavango, south of the Great Zambezi River. Analysis, show that the earliest population of modern humans arose 200,000 years ago in an area that covers parts of modern-day Botswana.


SOURCE: Conversation

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