Finding the apple and snake in the Eden of the Makgadikgadi

Trees of Lekhubu Island at Makgadikgadi Pans. PIC: THALEFANG CHARLES.jpg
Trees of Lekhubu Island at Makgadikgadi Pans. PIC: THALEFANG CHARLES.jpg

This week started on a high for Botswana with leading international headlines reporting the news that our Makgadikgadi has been identified as the singular cradle of all modern humans.

However, the study says this happened some 200,000 years ago when the landscape was a lake, lush green and replete with even more wildlife on which our forebears feasted.

This is based on the research led by, amongst others, geneticist Professor Vanessa Hayes of the Garven Institute of Medical Research in Sydney, Australia working with a team from the University of Pretoria.

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