Skip to comments.Father of all humankind is 340,000 years old
Posted on 03/08/2013 7:34:13 PM PST by haffast
DNA evidence has revealed that the oldest known common male ancestor is 340,000 years old, more than twice as old as previous estimates.
New Scientist reports that the sample comes from a recently deceased man named Albert Perry. After the African-American South Carolina man died, one of his relatives submitted a sample of his DNA to a company called Family Tree DNA for analysis.
All previously compared DNA samples pointed to a common Y chromosome traced back to man who lived between 60,000 and 140,000 years ago. But Perrys DNA sample broke the trend, not matching up with this common ancestor.
"It's a cool discovery," Jon Wilkins of the Ronin Institute in Montclair, N.J., told New Scientist. "We geneticists have been looking at Y chromosomes about as long as we've been looking at anything. Changing where the root of the Y-chromosome tree is at this point is extremely surprising."
After the initial tests on Perrys DNA, geneticists at the University of Arizona conducted further tests to confirm the anomaly. The Y chromosome in Perrys test matched up with those of 11 men who all lived in one village in Cameroon.
University of Arizona researcher Michael Hammer says Perrys DNA suggests there may have been an earlier species of humans that went extinctbut not before interbreeding with the more modern version of man.
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The father of all men is 340,000 years old
"Perry did not descend from the genetic Adam. In fact, his Y chromosome was so distinct that his male lineage probably separated from all others about 338,000 years ago."
Didn’t match the oldest human ancestor? Mus be descended from apes and pigs...
Whodda thunk that some guy from South Carolina would prove that men have been around for 340,000 years. It’s a strange world we live in these days.
So before that they were all women?
Or all men.
Well, to track Female progenitors,
one would characterize mitochondrial DNA
You don't get that from dear ol' Dad
“When I was young, we had nothing but pinups of Helen Thomas. And we liked it!”
There seems to be 140,000 years difference. Could this Y-Adam be linked to Neanderthals or as Genesis describes, the Giants of old, men of renown.
You poor old man, what I had was Gidget
I bet he chased women, smoked cigars and drank whiskey every day of his life too!
And he didn't have a father?
I think it has to do with Y chromosome DNA, since that’s what’s passed on from father to son.
Mitochondrial Eve is through the DNA in the Mitochondria.
There must me something there in the woodpile.....maybe this thing:
Green Lizard Man of South Carolina
"I looked back and saw something running across the field towards me. It was about 25 yards away and I saw red eyes glowing. I ran into the car and as I locked it, the thing grabbed the door handle. I could see him from the neck down the three big fingers, long black nails and green rough skin. It was strong and angry. I looked in my mirror and saw a blur of green running. I could see his toes and then he jumped on the roof of my car. I thought I heard a grunt and then I could see his fingers through the front windshield, where they curled around on the roof. I sped up and swerved to shake the creature off."
“I get no respect I tell ya’’. “You know you’re old when your kids talk about ya right in front of ya’’. “What are we gonna do with Pop, Pop can’t stay here’’ “Mean while Pop’s in the corner drooling’’. No respect I tell ya.’
I wonder what Mr. Albert Perry looked like?
The Lizard-Man of Bishopville, South Carolina
I’m sorry but Pop’s gotta go. I’ve been listening to him tell me I’ll never amount to anything for the last 339,940 years and enough is enough! I’ll get a job when I’m ready to.