“The Genographic Project is a five-year-long (2005-2010) study funded by National Geographic and IBM to collect human DNA from people all over the world, and analyze those data to determine the various general pathways humans took out of Africa.
Human beings evolved in Africa about 160,000 years ago, and lived only in Africa until around 60,000 years ago when we started to emigrate, in little groups, in different directions. There is evidence of a couple of false starts before that—Skhul Cave in Israel and Jwalapuram in India—but they don’t seem to have left DNA evidence among us
- DNA shows we’re one big family (lfpress.com)
- Penn and Genographic Project scientists illuminate the ancient history of circumarctic peoples (esciencenews.com)
- Steps of First Native Americas Traced From the Arctic (livescience.com)
- A Mind Blowing Look at Our Evolution & Our Similarities as a Species (paulotus.wordpress.com)