I've always found it interesting that theories of early man's descendants can correlate with the idea of a first man/Adam and woman/Eve. Many also have speculated that the Eden of the Judeo-Christian story could be in the Fertile Crescent between the Tigris and Euphrates rivers -- in Africa. This article from a notable tech blog just reminded me of something I always take for granted, but sadly some people fail to recognize: religion and science do not have to be at odds and pitted against each other, but instead can both point towards truth.
The article subtly highlights the connection in its first paragraph, which states, "Some time in humanity’s past, a small group of Homo sapiens migrated out of Africa before spreading out to every possible corner of the Earth. All the women of that group carried DNA inherited from just one woman, commonly known as mitochondrial Eve, whose DNA was inherited by all humans alive today."
For some who might suddenly raise issues with the creation happening within six days, there are also explanations that could help the two explanations of Earth's development to not be at odds. Some say the word "day" in scripture is also used for "age" elsewhere. Others have looked at how time may have shifted as the universe expanded. However, the point is that the two camps' explanations do not have to be mutually exclusive.
Go read the whole article via the link below.
Fossil DNA used to reset humanity's clock