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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – East African populations that are or were until recently hunter-gatherers share a common ancestry, according to a new analysis.

Anatomically modern humans arose in Africa about 300,000 years ago, but because the archaeological record within Africa is incomplete during the late Pleistocene, what is known about historical demographics is largely influenced by linguistic studies. But linguists have been divided on how to group some populations that speak click languages.

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