16 09 11 - 05:33Another illusion falls?
Australian scientists said today they had analyzed the oldest DNA ever taken from human remains, and that the results challenge the theory that modern humans evolved from African ancestors alone.
Researchers at Australian National University said they had analyzed DNA taken from remains unearthed in 1974 at Lake Mungo in the state of New South Wales. Dating in May 1999 put the age of the skeletal remains at between 56,000 and 68,000 years old.
ANU anthropologist Alan Thorne said that neither âMungo Manâsâ completely modern skeleton nor its DNA had any links with human ancestors from Africa found in other parts of the world. - ABC
It's possible Australids are the original humans, and that modern Africans are an aggregate, which explains the vast genetic diversity, which otherwise is counterintuitive.