Hunter-gatherer genomic diversity suggests a southern African origin for modern humans.

  title={Hunter-gatherer genomic diversity suggests a southern African origin for modern humans.},
  author={Brenna M Henn and Christopher R Gignoux and Matthew J. Jobin and Julie M. Granka and J M Macpherson and Jeffrey M. Kidd and Laura Rodr{\'i}guez-Botigu{\'e} and Sohini Ramachandran and Lawrence S. Hon and Abra G Brisbin and Alice A Lin and Peter A. Underhill and David Comas and Kenneth K. Kidd and Paul J Norman and Peter Parham and Carlos Daniel Bustamante and Joanna L. Mountain and Marcus W. Feldman},
  journal={Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America},
  volume={108 13},
Africa is inferred to be the continent of origin for all modern human populations, but the details of human prehistory and evolution in Africa remain largely obscure owing to the complex histories of hundreds of distinct populations. We present data for more than 580,000 SNPs for several hunter-gatherer populations: the Hadza and Sandawe of Tanzania, and the ≠Khomani Bushmen of South Africa, including speakers of the nearly extinct N|u language. We find that African hunter-gatherer populations… CONTINUE READING
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