What was homo sapiens' home after leaving Africa? New study reveals

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Homo sapiens journey: Study traces Ancestral Migration Route from Africa to Eurasia. — Reuters
Homo sapiens' journey: Study traces Ancestral Migration Route from Africa to Eurasia." — Reuters

Following Homo sapiens' emergence in Africa over 300,000 years ago, where did they migrate approximately 60,000 to 70,000 years ago? A recent report has answered teh question, Reuters reported.

The final resting place of those brave women and men after having left Africa is still a subject to which much attention is paid.

A latest study says the early hunter-gatherer groups lived continuously in the region stretching from Iran to southeast Iraq to northeast Saudi Arabia for thousands of years before dispersing into Asia and Europe around 45,000 years ago.

This assumption comes from the analysis of the datasets acquired either from genomic analysis done on modern day descendant populations or from ancient DNA.

The archeological data also confirms their hypothesis. Thus, the Iranian Plateau is considered the hub that links these populations.

Here, on the edge of the woods and meadows, that early people populated the area, enjoying the abundant resources for their wandering and adapting to the variability of the landscape.

Luca Pagani, molecular anthropologist with the University of Padova and author of the study, recognises the importance of these findings and their role in tracing back the ancestral roots of present-day non-Africans.

According to anthropologist Michael Petraglia, co-author of the study, a historical narrative unfolds which is believed to give the world a glimpse of humanity’s evelvation and global migration.

Those primitive people lived in small and mobile groups and they obtained almost complete nourishment from hunting the wild animals and gathering the edible plants.