Genetic Data Contradicts Multiregional Hypothesis

  • Study 1

    • African and Asian and oceanic peoples originated from same population group 35-89 kya

  • Study 2

    • 90% of founding population must come from Africa and this population must be small

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The multiregional hypothesis is contradicted by a large body of genetic evidence. Genetic studies of worldwide human populations show that all groups can trace their origins to a small group of African ancestors.1, 2 

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  1. Gibbons, A. 2001. Modern Men Trace Ancestry to African Migrants. Science 292: 1051-1052.

  2. Yuehai Ke, et al. 2001. African Origin of Modern Humans in East Asia: A Tale of 12,000 Y_Chromosomes. Science 292: 1151-1153.
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