Out of Africa Theory of Evolution

The Economist ponders the ‘where did we come from’ question, referring to the out-of-Africa theory first developed by New Zealand biochemist, the revolutionary Allan Wilson, and his colleague Rebecca Cann. They studied genetic material from a variety of people worldwide to controversially conclude that all human beings descended from one “lucky mother” in Africa 200,000 years ago.

Tags: Africa  Allan Wilson  Economist (The)  New Zealand  out-of-Africa theory  Rebecca Cann