The ‘out of Africa’ model is the theory that the Homo genus migrated out from Africa to populate the rest of the world. Oxford University Professor of Archaeological Science Tom Higham explains the model and the research that has supported it.
Unprecedented DNA analyses of people in indigenous populations suggest that almost all non-Africans trace their roots to one migration from the continent.
It took around 150,000 years for Humans to travel from Africa to Aotearoa. What happened along the way?
East Africa became colder and drier around 75,000 years ago, just when modern humans were apparently migrating out of Africa
DNA studies put new twists on timing of ancient human migrations – but genetics alone are not enough to tell the full story.