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  1. 04 Nov '11 05:45
    Check out this link, showing a slightly different route out of Africa...

    http://newswatch.nationalgeographic.com/2011/11/03/modern-humans-wandered-out-of-africa-via-arabia/?source=link_tw20111103ngnw-arabia
  2. 04 Nov '11 10:02
    I thought this Yemen route was already a common theory?
  3. Subscriber Proper Knob
    Cornovii
    04 Nov '11 10:22 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by KazetNagorra
    I thought this Yemen route was already a common theory?
    Yep, that's the route in every book/article and tv program i've read/seen on the subject.
  4. Subscriber AThousandYoung
    Do ya think?
    05 Nov '11 01:53
    The article implies that nobody followed the Nile up. I believe both paths were taken.
  5. 05 Nov '11 10:09
    Originally posted by AThousandYoung
    The article implies that nobody followed the Nile up. I believe both paths were taken.
    How do you survive without agriculture? Anyway, what you "believe" doesn't really have any bearing on genetic research.
  6. Subscriber AThousandYoung
    Do ya think?
    05 Nov '11 15:53 / 3 edits
    Originally posted by KazetNagorra
    How do you survive without agriculture? Anyway, what you "believe" doesn't really have any bearing on genetic research.
    The Sahara wasn't always a desert. Back then it was green and lush and full of food. A branch of humanity did go up the Nile and into Canaan 125,000 years ago. My previous research had led me to believe mtDNA haplogroups M and N took separate routes, but now I'm seeing both of those groups came from the Arabian migration according to the genetics.

    http://www.bradshawfoundation.com/journey/