First Humans: Mitochondrial Eve and Homo Sapiens in Africa’s Great Rift Valley

Mitochondrial Eve

World History 101: Western society teaches us that Africans – black people – are primitive and subhuman. But that is the biggest lie of the world to promote white privilege. According to facts, all humanity is traced back to Africa. Meaning every human on this planet originated from a black woman – Mitochondrial Eve. “Scientifically, the black woman is the only organism that possesses the Mitochondrial DNA that has all the variations possible for every different kind of human being on this earth. It is the Eve Gene.

The origins of humanity can be traced back to Africa, with Homo sapiens found in Africa’s Great Rift Valley about 200,000 years ago. All humans share a common direct maternal ancestor known as Mitochondrial Eve. Mitochondrial DNA found in our cells is the genetic signature that passes from mother to child. Mitochondrial Eve was a woman who lived 200,000 years ago who had enough daughters in a continuous chain that her Mitochondrial DNA survived.

Homo sapiens eventually migrated across the African continent around 120,000 years ago. It is only between 80,000 and 50,000 years ago that some common ancestors began to leave the continent.

Because of this history, Africa is considered the most genetically diverse of all the continents, with various people from the rest of the world forming a subset of that diversity.

The descendants of our common ancestors who remained in Africa passed through many of the same great historical transitions during the same eras as those who migrated. This includes the transition from foraging (hunting and gathering) to farming societies, occurring between 10,000 and 5,000 BC, and transitions such as the emergence of towns and urban life that notably began developing in the early fourth millennium BC along the Nubian Nile south of Egypt.

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  1. I wish there was more of this story; I enjoyed what little but powerful information there was!

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