Interesting article by Alasdair Wilkins "Why humans are all much more related than you think". Includes information and discussion on genealogical statistics that can become tangled when factoring in the in-breeding common in British & European Royalty. Also comments on the much-talked-about Most Recent Common Ancestor (MRCA) and Nuclear DNA vs Mitochondrial DNA.
"Mitochondrial Eve" is estimated to have lived between 99,000 and 200,000 years ago, most likely in East Africa, when Homo sapiens (anatomically modern humans) were developing as a population distinct from other human sub-species. The dating for "Eve" was a blow to the multiregional hypothesis and a boost to the theory of the origin and dispersion of modern humans from Africa.
This month marks the twenty-fifth anniversary of the discovery of Mitochondrial Eve, the common ancestor of every human alive today. Here's everything you need to know about why the mother of humanity is so important.
rewrote human evolution. Christians who believe in the biblical chronology do not need to be intimidated by alleged ‘absolute dates’ given to mitochondrial Eve because the dates are based on calibrations given by evolutionary assumptions.