By Natural Philosopher Mike Prestwood
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Eve: Haplogroup L

Eve: Haplogroup L

When: 175,000 BCE
Note: 200,000 to 150,000 BCE
From Year 0 (BCE/CE): -175000
Post Date: 07/11/2021
7,000 Generations Ago

All humans today share a single grandma, circa 175,000 BCE. We know this because all humans alive today share our ancestor’s haplogroup L genes — from our X chromosome. She was one of many thousands of women living in eastern Africa. Many maternal lines survived for many generations but ultimately over time all the other female lineages died out.

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