Black Women : The Real Eve

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  1. NNQueen

    NNQueen going above and beyond PREMIUM MEMBER

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    "The Real Eve pieces together genetic and archaeological evidence to trace the migration of modern humans throughout the world. New findings reveal how our ancestors left Africa as one group via a southern route to what is modern day Yemen some 80,000 years ago. Now, climatological clues also suggest that migration into Europe also took place later than previously believed. These and other discoveries are rewriting the history of humankind.

    The greatest journey ever undertaken left behind a trail of unanswered questions: How did our species arise and spread around the globe to become the most dominant creature on the planet? Part of the answer came two decades ago, when scientists stunned the world with the finding, based on genetic research, that all humans alive today can claim as a common ancestor a woman who lived in Africa some 150,000 years ago — dubbed, inevitably, "Eve." But while the notion of an African origin of the human family has grown to be accepted by most scientists, the details of how Eve's ancestors swept out of Africa to populate the rest of the world have remained murky.

    Now a team of scientists claim that, based on research on the ancient climate, findings in archaeology and a new, clearer genetic picture of how the human family tree has branched over the eons, the ancient itinerary of the human diaspora can finally be pieced together. It is an epic story of escape from starvation, glaciers and volcanoes and braving shark-infested waters in flimsy rafts. And like any good tale, it has a surprise ending: Contrary to established thinking, it appears that our human ancestors took a more southerly route out of Africa, traveling east across the Red Sea into what is now Yemen, and then through India and all the way to the far reaches of Australia, before they swung up into Europe. "There was only one migration out of Africa," says Stephen Oppenheimer of Oxford University, who is a leading proponent of this new synthesis of our species's incredible journey. "They couldn't go north — that was blocked by a desert — so they had to go south."

    Read more about this at http://dsc.discovery.com/convergence/realeve/interactive/interactive/html and tell us what you think!

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    that page is no longer available at that site...Was it one of their documentaries shown on the discovery channel?
    Do you know the name of the show if it was shown...was it called the Real Eve..?
    Maybe I can call discovery and find out if they have it on dvd or video
     
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    Wow deepy, that's too bad that the link doesn't work anymore. But yes, it was a discovery channel documentary that revealed the transmigration of Africans to other parts of the world and how we changed over time. If you find something on this or something similar, let us know about it and maybe we can get a good discussion going about it and learn more about our heritage.

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    Nothing new about this sistahs, the black woman... mother of creation!
     
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    Brother Sekhemu, you are correct. Many of us do know this, so I'm sure this is like singing to the choir, as they say, for a large number of our members. But I still find it interesting as more and more scientists shed light on the truth about our origins and I hope that those who never knew this will find it most interesting and helpful as well. It's a pity though that the link no longer works, but I've quoted enough information to at least peak someone's curiousity so maybe they will seek more about this elsewhere.

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    The Asiatic Black Woman....Mother of Civilization!

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    Im not suprise at many of this evidence. This actually confirms what Noble Drew Ali has been teaching...... NNQueen, see my thread "Our ancestors in the Americas PRIOR to slavery". It's located in the Pan-Afrikan section.
     
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    Thank you Brother Pharoah for responding and I will look into your thread. Brother Sekhemu, even though this information may not be new to many of us, I believe that those of us that know have an obligation to teach/share knowledge with those that don't know. Just another way of educating our people. My previous link is now a bad one so does anyone else have a good link to this information that you are willing to share?

    Peace,
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