Friday, October 7, 2016

Study: Europeans Not Descended From Africans, "Out of Africa" Questioned

In "Re-Examining the “Out of Africa” Theory and the Origin of Europeoids (Caucasoids) in Light of DNA Genealogy," Klyosov and Roshanskii state:

"The finding that Europeoid haplogroups did not descend from "African" haplogroups A or B is supported by the fact that bearers of the Europeoid haplogroups, as well as all non-African haplogoups do not carry either SNPs M91, P97, M31, P82, M23, M114, P262, M32, M59, P289, P291, M13, M171, M118 (haplogroup A and its subclades SNPs) or M60, M181, P90 (haplogroup B), as it was shown recently in "Walk through Y" FTDNA Project (the reference is incorporated therein) on several hundred people from various haplogroups." 
They state that the popular "Out of Africa" hypothesis "was never directly proven":

The "Out of Africa" hypothesis is/was "conjectural, incomplete, and not actually data-driven" and the genetic evidence in combination with the palaeoarchaeological evidence indicates that modern humans emerged in Central Europe, not Africa!

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