Recent African Origin
In paleoanthropology, the recent African origin of modern humans, or the "out of Africa" theory (OOA), is the most widely accepted model of the geographic origin and early migration of anatomically mo...
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Animated map shows how humans migrated across the globe
It's tough to know what happened on Earth thousands of years before anyone started writing anything down. But thanks to the amazing work of anthropologists a...
We Were Wrong About How Ancient Humans Colonized North America
It’s a veritable certainty that North America’s first people arrived via the Bering Land Bridge, but less certainty exists about how and where they migrated from there. For years, scientists thought t...
Ancient Humans Bred with Completely Unknown Species
A new study presented to the Royal Society meeting on ancient DNA in London last week has revealed a dramatic finding – the genome of one of our ancient ancestors, the Denisovans, contains a segment o...
Out Of Africa, By Way Of Egypt: New Genetic Data Points To Egyptian Route For Original Human Migration
Scientists may be one step closer to tracing the exodus of modern humans out of Africa. New genetic evidence points to a northern route leading out of the continent, which may just settle a long-dispu...
World's First Murder Victim? Skull Is Evidence Of 430,000-Year-Old Crime
"Anthropologists are always asking what makes us human, and are humans inherently violent," said Danielle Kurin, a forensic anthropologist at UC Santa Barbara. "This study contributes to that debate b...
Human Hunting Weapons May Not Have Caused The Demise Of The Neanderthals
The demise of Neanderthals may have nothing to do with innovative hunting weapons carried by humans from west Asia, according to a new study. The researchers say their findings mean that we may need t...
Genetic 'Adam' and 'Eve' traced — but they didn't know each other
Almost every man alive can trace his origins to one man who lived about 135,000 years ago, new research suggests. And that ancient man likely shared the planet with the mother of all women. The findin...
Timeline of human evolution
The timeline of human evolution outlines the major events in the development of the human species, and the evolution of humans' ancestors. It includes a brief explanation of some animals, species or g...
Anatomically modern humans
The term anatomically modern humans (AMH) or anatomically modern Homo sapiens (AMHS) refers in paleoanthropology to individual members of the species Homo sapiens with an appearance consistent with th...
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Archaic Homo sapiens
A number of varieties of Homo are grouped into the broad category of archaic humans, contrasted with modern humans (Homo sapiens), in the period beginning 500,000 years ago. This category typically i...
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Most recent common ancestor
In biology, the most recent common ancestor (MRCA) of any set of organisms is the most recent individual from which all organisms in a group are directly descended. The term is often applied to human ...
Archaeogenetics
Archaeogenetics, a term coined by British archaeologist and paleolinguist Colin Renfrew, refers to the application of the techniques of molecular population genetics to the study of the human past. Th...
Human mitochondrial DNA haplogroup
In human genetics, a human mitochondrial DNA haplogroup is a haplogroup defined by differences in human mitochondrial DNA. Haplogroups are used to represent the major branch points on the mitochondri...
Human Y-chromosome DNA haplogroup
In human genetics, a human Y-chromosome DNA haplogroup is a haplogroup defined by differences in the non-recombining portions of DNA from the Y chromosome (called Y-DNA). It represents human genetic d...
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Y-chromosome haplogroups by populations
The following articles are lists of human Y-chromosome DNA haplogroups found in populations around the world.
Early human migrations
Early human migrations and expansions of archaic and modern humans across continents began 1.8 million years ago with the migration out of Africa by Homo erectus and were followed by the migrations of...
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Multiregional origin of modern humans
The Multiregional hypothesis, Multiregional evolution (MRE) or Polycentric theory is a scientific model that provides an alternative explanation to the more widely accepted, "Out of Africa" model for ...
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Homininae
Homininae is a subfamily of Hominidae that includes the members of hominini, which includes humans, as well as gorillas, chimpanzees, and some extinct relatives. It comprises all hominids that arose a...
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Ancient Humans Bred with Completely Unknown Species
A new study presented to the Royal Society meeting on ancient DNA in London last week has revealed a dramatic finding – the genome of one of our ancient ancestors, the Denisovans, contains a segment o...
Yuanmou Man
Yuanmou Man (simplified Chinese: 元谋人; traditional Chinese: 元謀人; pinyin: Yuánmóu Rén), Homo erectus yuanmouensis, refers to a member of the Homo genus whose remnants, two incisors, were dis...
World's First Murder Victim? Skull Is Evidence Of 430,000-Year-Old Crime
"Anthropologists are always asking what makes us human, and are humans inherently violent," said Danielle Kurin, a forensic anthropologist at UC Santa Barbara. "This study contributes to that debate b...
Homo antecessor
Homo antecessor is an extinct human species (or subspecies) dating from 800,000 to 1.2 million years ago, that was discovered by Eudald Carbonell, Juan Luis Arsuaga and J. M. Bermúdez de Castro. H. a...
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Homo sapiens
Homo sapiens (Latin: "wise man") is the binomial nomenclature (also known as the scientific name) for the human species. Homo is the human genus, which also includes Neanderthals and many other extinc...
Homo habilis
Homo habilis is a species of the Hominini tribe, during the Gelasian and early Calabrian stages of the Pleistocene period, between roughly 2.1 and 1.5 million years ago.
There has been scholarly...
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Chimpanzee–human last common ancestor
The chimpanzee–human last common ancestor (CHLCA, CLCA, or C/H LCA) is the last species that the genera Homo and Pan (i.e. humans on one hand and bonobos and common chimpanzees on the other) share as...
Mitochondrial Eve
In the field of human genetics, the name Mitochondrial Eve refers to the matrilineal most recent common ancestor (MRCA), in a direct, unbroken, maternal line, of all currently living anatomically mode...
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Y-chromosomal Adam
In human genetics, Y-chromosomal most recent common ancestor (Y-MRCA; informally also known as Y-chromosomal Adam) refers to the most recent common ancestor (MRCA) from whom all currently living peopl...
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Homo heidelbergensis
Homo heidelbergensis — sometimes called Homo rhodesiensis — is an extinct species of the genus Homo which lived in Africa, Europe and western Asia during about 0.6 to 0.3 million years ago. First disc...
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Neolithic Europe
Neolithic Europe refers to a prehistoric period in which Neolithic technology was present in Europe. This corresponds roughly to a time between 7000 BCE (the approximate time of the first farming soc...
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