As an anthropologist I have been heavily exposd to data and theories about human origins...about the earliest hominids dating back 5-6 million years ago in Africa. And certainly being a human being, my roots are there as well. As for the lines of Homo sapiens who left Africa and populated the Near East and eventually spawned the Romans, I would imagine my roots originate there as well. In Chisinau I looked over the Museum of History and Archeology and found artifacts used by people who were likely to have been my ancestors. There was a pair of ancient scissors that especially fascinated me, especially since I know many of my ancestors were seamstresses!