Do Africans Have The Oldest DNA
The discovery of Homo Naledi suggests that Africans have the oldest DNA dating back at least 200 000 years.
This discovery that Africans have the oldest DNA means that we can now better understand our own origins and how we came to be the people we are today.
It also opens up new possibilities for research into the history of other continents and populations.
The age of African DNA
The age of African DNA is estimated to be around 200,000 years old. This is based on the analysis of the mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) of African people.
mtDNA is a small circular pece of DNA that is found in the mitochondria, which are energy-producing organelles in cells.
Evidence that Africans have the oldest DNA found with the discovery of Homo Naledi, means African DNA is at least 200,000 years old.
The age of the African DNA found on Homo Naldei means that Africa is the birthplace of humanity.
Since Africans have the oldest DNA, it means that the African continent is the birthplace of humanity and that all humans share a common ancestor who lived in Africa about 200,000 years ago.