http://content.usatoday.com/communit...outh-african/1It is currently believed by many in the scientific community that modern humans originated in eastern Africa. That's where the earliest anatomically modern skulls have been found. Also, populations from outside of Africa are made up of subsets of the genetic diversity found there. This has made it look as if people came from eastern Africa and then moved outward to colonize the rest of the planet. This "out of Africa" moment is believed to have happened about 60,000 years ago.