Africa South-Central Hunter-Gatherers
Primarily located in: South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Congo
Also found in: Angola, Zambia, Tanzania, Kenya
The Africa South-Central Hunter-Gatherers region is made up of ancient hunter-gatherer and pastoral groups who, though small in number and physical height, are considered the wellspring of human populations around the world. Increasingly, southern African Khoe-San groups and Central Africa’s Mbuti and Baka (Pygmy) groups are drawing the attention of scholars and researchers for their genetic diversity, ancient origins and unique cultural traditions.
How Black Sovereign compares to the typical person native to the Africa South-Central Hunter-Gatherers region
Genetic Diversity in the Africa South-Central Hunter-Gatherers Region
Individuals from the Africa South-Central Hunter-Gatherers region are admixed, which means that when creating genetic ethnicity estimates for people native to this area, we frequently see similarities to DNA profiles from other nearby regions. We’ve found that approximately 86% of the typical South-Central Hunter-Gatherer’s DNA comes from this region.
Did You Know?
Many consider the San to be the best trackers in the world. In fact, scientists have recently recruited San trackers to help decipher prehistoric human footprints that have been preserved in caves.