Mitochondrial Eve

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A hypothetical ‘mother of mankind’, who is postulated to have lived in Africa ±200,000 BC
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The shadowy waters of the bayou had offered protection to runaway slaves before abolition and now, in the present day of the film, seem to harbor images of a figure that could be the ghost of the original African Eve still watching over her progeny to the wistful strains of the film's haunting musical theme.
For example, mtDNA analysis is at the heart of the con- troversial African Eve hypothesis, which traces human origins to a single woman in Africa (SN: 9/25/93, p.
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