Yale Claims Adam and Eve Lived 3,000 Years Ago

Most recent common ancestor’ of all living humans
surprisingly recent

New Haven, Conn. — In this week’s issue of Nature, a Yale mathematician presents
models showing that the most recent person who was a direct ancestor of all humans
currently alive may have lived just a few thousand years ago.


“While we may not all be ‘brothers,’ the models suggest we are all hundredth cousins or so,” said Joseph T. Chang, professor in the Department of Statistics at Yale University and senior author on the paper.

from Yale
University press release
via Eureka Alert

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