Human origins in a southern African palaeo-wetland and first migrations

@article{Chan2019HumanOI,
  title={Human origins in a southern African palaeo-wetland and first migrations},
  author={Eva K. F. Chan and Axel Timmermann and Benedetta F. Baldi and Andy E. Moore and Ruth J. Lyons and Sun‐Seon Lee and Anton M F Kalsbeek and Desiree C. Petersen and Hannes Rautenbach and Hagen E. A. F{\"o}rtsch and M S Riana Bornman and Vanessa M. Hayes},
  journal={Nature},
  year={2019},
  volume={575},
  pages={185-189}
}
Anatomically modern humans originated in Africa around 200 thousand years ago (ka)1–4. Although some of the oldest skeletal remains suggest an eastern African origin2, southern Africa is home to contemporary populations that represent the earliest branch of human genetic phylogeny5,6. Here we generate, to our knowledge, the largest resource for the poorly represented and deepest-rooting maternal L0 mitochondrial DNA branch (198 new mitogenomes for a total of 1,217 mitogenomes) from contemporary… 

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