Every human male alive today can trace his origins to a single man who lived over 135,000 years ago.
This genetic 'Adam' of the human race would have likely lived at around the same time as the genetic 'Eve', however it is unlikely that the two would have ever come in to contact with one another. The findings were based on the most thorough analysis of the male Y chromosome to date and serve to overturn the previous estimate which suggested man's common ancestor lived only 50,000 - 60,000 years ago.
In addition the research also offered clues to indicate the most likely geographical location of early humans. "It's very exciting," said geneticist Melissa Wilson Sayres. "We can start to understand exactly where we came from physically."
"Almost every man alive can trace his origins to one man who lived about 135,000 years ago, new research suggests."
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