Scientists Confirm Early Humans Were From Africa But Their Route Out Was Via Arabia, Not Egypt

Our human ancestors did come from Africa but left the continent to spread across the world via a different route than first thought, scientists have revealed.


A six-year study mapping genetic patterns found that people who ended up in Europe, Asia and Oceania got there by crossing the sea to Arabia around 70,000 years ago.


Scientists had thought that humankind left for other continents in a northern direction through Egypt's Sinai region but now it seems they wandered further south, probably via Yemen.


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Monday, December 8, 2014 - 2:00pm