New Date About Early Human Migration Revealed
After a six year long study it seems that scientists have now mapped the patterns of how humankind started to leave Africa and how they started to move across into Arabia.
For some time people have thought that those in the human race who migrated from Africa towards Europe, Asia and Oceania travelled along a northern route which saw them go through Egypt. But according to this new map it seems that the way that they travelled was along a southern route which saw them go through Arabia.
The project that mapped the migration of the human race is called the Genographic Project and was published in the Journal of Molecular Biology and Evolution and for first time South Asia is hailed as an important part of the world for when populations were starting to form.
It is thought that the ancestors of non- African people were thought to have left the African continent about 70,000 years ago. Early humans followed a different path than was originally thought as a result of previous studies when it is thought that most of the people would have travelled through Egypt and through the Sinai Desert.
Now it is thought that sea levels would have been low enough at that time for people to cross from the horn of Africa into Arabia.