Haplogroup L1

 

Haplogroup L1 was the earliest offshoot of Mitochondrial Eve, the ancestor of all humans dating back 150,000 – 170,000 years ago. This group is extinct and the earliest existing group associated to all humans is the second group L1. This group is found in West and Central sub-Sahrahan Africa.  It is assumed that Eve lived in Africa as a result of this.