|MadSci Network: Evolution|
I have been researching our supposed genetic Eve from Africa that all of mankind is related to through mtDNA. It seems a small possibility that everyone descended from one woman, even though there were other women alive and procreating at the same time but not altogether impossible. However, what I want to know is who were Eve's parents, grandparents, great grandparents and so on? If we are all descendents of her then we are all descendents of her mother and so on and so forth. If we trace this back will we eventually see that we all all descended from one single gene involved in the Big Bang? This is technically impossible right now but I want to know why this woman is our Eve and not her ancestors.
Re: So we have a genetic Eve, but what about Eve's ancestors?
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