Ancient kids’ DNA reveals new insights into how Africa was populated

Four youngsters from the west-central region aren’t closely related to modern Bantu speakers

Baka people

Ancient DNA from four African children shows a close genetic connection to present-day hunter-gatherers from Cameroon, such as these Baka people, and a nearby foraging group in the Central African Republic.

Mattias Klum/National Geographic Image Collection/Alamy Stock Photo

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