Southern African ancient genomes estimate modern human divergence to 350,000 to 260,000 years ago

  title={Southern African ancient genomes estimate modern human divergence to 350,000 to 260,000 years ago},
  author={Carina M. Schlebusch and Helena Malmstr{\"o}m and Torsten G{\"u}nther and Per Sj{\"o}din and Alexandra Coutinho and Hanna Edlund and Arielle R. Munters and M{\'a}rio Vicente and Maryna Steyn and Himla Soodyall and Marlize Lombard and Mattias Jakobsson},
  pages={652 - 655}
Ancient DNA pushes human emergence back Anatomically modern humans evolved in Africa, but pinpointing when has been difficult. Schlebusch et al. sequenced three ancient African genomes from the Stone Age, about 2000 years old, and four from the Iron Age, 300 to 500 years old. One of the oldest samples, sequenced to 13× coverage, appears most closely to resemble individuals from the present-day San population. However, this individual seems to have lacked genetic contributions from other modern… 
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