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The Mother of mankind
Ross, H. 1988.  Facts and Faith 2(1):1-2. CELD ID 6229

Are we all descended from an African woman who lived 200,000 years ago? The is "Eve" has been reported in newspapers and magazines across the U.S. She even made the cover of Newsweek. Proponents of this new hypothesis point out that the genetic differences among present-day human beings are relatively minor, so minor that our pedigree can go back no more than 200,000 years. This finding is highly disturbing to those anthropologists investigating human origins through the fossil record. They have been claiming for a couple of decades that humans split off from the primates some 8-15 million years ago.