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Science Cafe -DNA

Professor Chris Higgins, Bottomist to Humans

We all came from a common ancestor: viruses, humans, oaks. Humans and cabbage share about 40-50% common DNA, while 98% of your DNA is common with a chimpanzee.

2002 Human Genome Project – last 5 years.

One single mother who left Africa 70,000 years ago. Mitochondrial Eve

Mary and Louis Leakey discovered Zinjanthropus boisei (Zinj) at this site known as FLK in 1959, then the oldest significantly intact hominid fossil from Olduvai Gorge. It lived in Eastern Africa during the Pleistocene epoch from about 2.4 until about 1.4 million years ago.It was 50 years ago in Olduvai Gorge that Louis and Mary Leakey found fragments of teeth and a skull that were part of a male hominid they called Zinjanthropus, or Nutcracker Man, because of his huge teeth.


25-30,000 Sapians migrated to Europe as Hunter gatherers.

15,000 ice age

10,000 Agriculturalists

All black. Black became white.


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