Re: When did "Eve" live??
Staffan Lindeberg (email@example.com)
Tue, 24 Dec 1996 00:58:22 +0100
Kevin Mackenzie wrote:
> A few years ago I remember hearing about a study (out of California I
> think) in which the researchers determined (with reasonable confidence)
> that all modern Homo sapiens have one common maternal ancestor. This was
> based on a genetic study. Does anyone know the authors or title of any
> publications on this study?
Cann, R. L., M. Stoneking, et al. (1987). Mitochondrial DNA and human
evolution. Nature 325: 31-6.
>Did the researchers estimate when this "Eve" lived ...?
Very roughly 200,000 years ago.