Humankind Once An Endangered Species

The total population of human beings or their immediate predecessors living approximately 1 million years ago was, at a maximum, roughly 5 times the population of Haysville. So concludes a recently completed study using a new approach to genetic analysis to measure human diversity.

According to the primary author of the study, the conclusion would suggest that humankind had been brought perilously close to the edge of extinction by an event of catastrophic proportions at that time. (See the article cited from Scientific American for more details).

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Published in: on January 22, 2010 at 2:14 pm  Leave a Comment  

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