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In General

It is an inescapable fact of genetics that all people alive in the world are genetically related, and that at some point an individual existed whom we all claim as an ancestor. The only points of debate are how long ago that ancesor lived, and where. DNA data suggests all modern humans are genetic descendants of one small inbred group of prehistoric Africans.(18)

There is significant evidence that a mass extinction of most land animals occurred 65 million years ago, probably because of a gigantic meteorite strike in the Gulf of Mexico. The impact is believed to have led to dustlike clouds encircling the globe, blocking out the sun's rays and halting photosynthesis in plants, which in turn affected the food chain. (142)

During the Miocene, between 13 million and 5 million years ago, sea levels were some 400 feet above their present levels. Should humanity survive the next 10,000 years, the odds are that the world's famous coastal cities - New York, Hong Kong, Sydney, London, and even Cape Town - will all be underwater archaeological relics. (142)

Africa

 

Southwest Asia

 

Egypt

 

Indus Valley

 

China

 

Europe

 

South America

 

Mesoamerica

 

North America

 

Other