As a result of genetic analysis, scientists from Garvan Institute of Medical Research revealed that where and when the first ancestors of modern humans — Homo Sapiens Sapien appeared. Report informs citing the journal Nature that according to experts, the ancestors of modern people appeared in Southern Africa 200,000 years ago and after about 130,000 years began to spread throughout the Earth.
Scientists studied the mitochondrial genomes of the inhabitants of a number of South African countries. According to their data, a catalog of Haplogroup L0 — the earliest known population of modern man was compiled.
As a result, Australian experts were able to find out that the first maternal line of Homo Sapiens Sapiens appeared South of the Zambezi river basin, that is, the homeland of modern humans includes the territory of present-day Botswana, Namibia and Zimbabwe.
Scientists believe that the first Homo Sapiens Sapiens began to move in the future because of climatic and tectonic changes caused by the drying up of lakes.