Africa to Aotearoa: the longest migration

  title={Africa to Aotearoa: the longest migration},
  author={Elizabeth A. Matisoo-Smith and Charles H. Daugherty},
  journal={Journal of the Royal Society of New Zealand},
  pages={87 - 92}
Modern human origins have been securely located in Africa. Human migrations out of Africa began approximately 65,000 years ago and ended with the settlement of Aotearoa/New Zealand only about 750 years ago. Researchers have used mitochondrial DNA and other molecular markers to track these migration pathways. This paper describes the archaeological, historic and mitochondrial DNA evidence tracking the history of the longest human migration, that from Africa to Aotearoa. 
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