"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."
Doggerland. A map showing Doggerland, a region of northwest Europe home to Mesolithic people before sea level rose to inundate this area and create the Europe we are familiar with today. Map via National Geographic magazine.
Early Human Migration. No historical record exists that tracks the migratory patterns of the earliest humans. Scientists piece together the story of human migration Map of early human migrations according to mitochondrial population genetics
Many people alive today possess some Neanderthal ancestry, according to a landmark scientific study. Between 1% and 4% of the Eurasian human genome seems to come from Neanderthals. The results show that the genomes of non-Africans (from Europe, China and New Guinea) are closer to the Neanderthal sequence than are those from Africa. > http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/sci/tech/8660940.stm > http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neanderthal