Re: New fossil finds (fwd)

Ania Lian (ania@LINGUA.CLTR.UQ.OZ.AU)
Wed, 20 Dec 1995 12:54:02 +1000

On Tue, 21 Nov 1995, Elaine Hills (UND) wrote:

> In a second report, scientists presented new evidence for the
> relatively recent idea that Homo had left Africa and reached
> Asia by around 2 million years ago.

If so, what does this do to the mitochondrial Eve? I read that her age
might be pushed to about milion years ago i.e. that there was about a
1 milion years ago fonly ew of us and we were monomitochondrial.

Maybe we were mono earlier? It sound rather improbable that only one kind
of group (both in Africa and in China) survived the "bottle neck" ???