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  • Father of all humankind is 340,000 years old

    03/08/2013 7:34:13 PM PST · by haffast · 54 replies
    Yahoo! News | The Sideshow ^ | Thu, Mar 7, 2013 | Eric Pfeiffer
    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. snip 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 Perry’s DNA sample broke the trend, not matching up with this...