Sunday, 23 September 2012
A new study of human genetic variation in sub-Saharan Africa, where modern Homo sapiens are believed to have originated, helps to reveal the region’s rich genetic history. According to Carina Schlebusch from Uppsala University in Sweden and colleagues from around the world, the click-speaking Khoe-San people, whose genetic divergence from other African groups is considered to be one of the earliest in modern human history, broke off from other populations approximately 100,000 years ago.
In an act of true heroism, several San bushmen 3 months ago saved a female tourists life when they took her out on a walking trial north of Tsumkwe. During their walk, the wind changed its direction, and brought with it a ranging veld-fire. Without thinking twice, the 5 bushmen formed a protective circle around their guest, and two of the brave men literally gave their lives to save hers, as they sadly succumbed to their injuries.