Saturday, May 15, 2010

Human Migration

The recent discovery that humans with ancestors outside of Africa have Neanderthal DNA definitely made me think about Guns, Germs and Steel (by Jared Diamond) again and made me question my knowledge of ancient human migration. In an effort to educate myself a bit better about human genetic history I found this interactive map of human migration based upon genetic data. It is definitely worth a quick run through if you are at all interested. There are some interesting bottlenecks and I find it amazing how far humans got before agriculture was developed.