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Scientists believe they now have proof of where exactly the earliest humans came from: It’s Botswana!

The San people of southern Africa are thought to have one of the oldest DNAs. Photo Credit:

In southern Africa, Botswana precisely, scientists believe they have found the primordial home of human beings before we spread into the different parts of the world.

In a report published by the scientific journal Nature, in October, a group of scientists theorised that the area known as the Makgadikgadi paleo-wetland in modern Botswana is most probably where our ancestors evolved into what we today call “humans”.

Makgadikgadi is in the Kalahari Desert. The area was thousands of years ago, a much different place with lakes and grassland. This made for effective inhabitation.

In arriving at their conclusion, the scientists investigated the DNA structures of over 1,200 people across southern Africa. What was sought was mitochondrial information, a biological fact passed through females.

In essence, the scientists needed to trace back through the genes of those they surveyed, how close they came to the earliest known humans.

The investigations concluded the genomes of some of the peoples south of the Zambesi River is the oldest known to us. By continuing on that path, the scientists found out that, L macro-haplogroup, a biological fact shared by all humans, was most probably first formed by a woman about 200,000 years ago in the area.

The woman is what is known in scientific circles as the Mitochondrial Eve, merging the biblical mother of humans and the scientific information required to ascertain our ancestry.

The study called the Makgadikgadi paleo-wetland “the ancestral homeland of all humans alive today.” 

Author of the study, Vanessa Hayes noted: “We’ve known for a long time that humans originated in Africa and roughly 200,000 years ago but what we hadn’t known until this study was where exactly this homeland was.”

Scientists have for years researched where on the continent we might have been formed. They surveyed people with some of the oldest maternal lineage DNAs on earth, including the San people of southern Africa.

It remains to be seen if this new finding contributes exponentially to the defence of Africans and people of African descent against racist narratives that aim to portray them as subhuman…

Getting an educational fund to take away all your financial concerns. Therefore for helping students, Gordon College is providing the Merit-Based funding for the outstanding applicants from around the world.

The grant program is available to those international candidates who want to pursue the undergraduate degree coursework at the college in the United States.Advertisements


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Established in 1889, Gordon College is one of the best private Christian colleges in the US. It offers various bachelor’s and master’s degree programs.

Why at Gordon College? They prepare students for the long haul, to make them spiritually, intellectually, relationally and professionally ready for a lifetime of growth. The college is committed to lives of service and prepared for leadership worldwide.

Brief Description

  • University or Organization: Gordon College
  • Department: NA
  • Course Level: Undergraduate
  • Award: $11,000 and $ 7,000
  • Number of Awards: Not known
  • Access Mode: Online
  • Nationality: International
  • The award can be taken in the US


  • Eligible Countries: Overseas applicants are worthy
  • Eligible Course or Subjects: bachelor’s degree in any subject stream offered by the college
  • Eligibility Criteria: For being part of the program, you have to enrol in a bachelors degree coursework at the college

How to Apply

  • How to ApplyStudents are recommended to take admission in the undergraduate degree coursework at the college by using the registration form and also fill the international student finance form
  • Supporting Documents: Must attach your academic reference, official academic records and copy of passport and email it to admissions
  • Admission Requirements: Applicants have to meet with the admission requirements of the college
  • Language Requirement: Candidates have to show their English language proficiency by providing valid TOEFL or IELTS test scores.


  • For R. Judson Carlberg Global Scholars: The sponsorship will provide the amount of $11,000 per academic year
  • For David Franz Global Scholars: The bursary will provide the amount of $7,000 per academic year

Application Deadlines:

  • Early Action Deadline: December 1.
  • Regular Decision I – Deadline: February 1.
  • Regular Decision II – Deadline: March 1.

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