Mitochondrial Eve

Deducing where and when is a far trickier task than deducing that there was a Mitochondrial Eve , something that nobody denies. Consider a few of the things we already know about Mitochondrial Eve, setting aside the recent controversies. We know that she had at least two daughters who had surviving children. (If she had just one daughter, her daughter would wear the crown of Mitochondrial Eve.)

Darwin's Dangerous Idea

, 1995