(also African Eve hypothesis)
Definition of Eve hypothesis in English:
The hypothesis (based on study of mitochondrial DNA) that modern humans have a common female ancestor who lived in Africa around 200,000 years ago.
- Mark Stoneking, a supporter of the mitochondrial Eve hypothesis (which actually favours the idea of Neandertal non-humanity - see No Bones about Eve), is a bit nervous about the possible DNA contamination that can occur easily.
Definition of Eve hypothesis in:
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