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Map of Human Migration

Map of Human Migration
When humans first ventured out of Africa some 60,000 years ago, they left genetic footprints still visible today. By mapping the appearance and frequency of genetic markers in modern peoples, we create a picture of when and where ancient humans moved around the world. These great migrations eventually led the descendants of a small group of Africans to occupy even the farthest reaches of the Earth. Our species is an African one: Africa is where we first evolved, and where we have spent the majority of our time on Earth. The earliest fossils of recognizably modern Homo sapiens appear in the fossil record at Omo Kibish in Ethiopia, around 200,000 years ago. Although earlier fossils may be found over the coming years, this is our best understanding of when and approximately where we originated. According to the genetic and paleontological record, we only started to leave Africa between 60,000 and 70,000 years ago. The story doesn’t end there, of course.

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Unintelligent Design With the aid of advanced gene sequencing, comparative DNA analysis,and endless cross-referencing of the genomes of organisms from the three—or perhaps four—domains of life, a fuller concept of viruses and their role in evolution has begun to coalesce. In the mere year and a half since Bradfordcoccus's true identity was revealed, more genetically distinct and extremely ancient viruses have been found. All of them lead scientists to the same conclusion: Evolution's archvillain looks more and more like its vital and formative force.

chronozoomproject ChronoZoom is an educational tool for teachers and students who want to put historical events in perspective. A great many resources have been created already in ChronoZoom for your enjoyment and enlightenment. Start Exploring Use ChronoZoom to get a perspective of the extensive scale of time and historical events relative to what happened around the world. The Origin of Us Who are we? Where did we come from? Why are we here? The age-old question of our origin has been baffling mankind for centuries. For most of our history, it was widely accepted that man had been created by an omnipresent, omnipotent, God or Gods. The Origin of Humans Is Surprisingly Complicated HUMAN FAMILY TREE used to be a scraggly thing. With relatively few fossils to work from, scientists' best guess was that they could all be assigned to just two lineages, one of which went extinct and the other of which ultimately gave rise to us. Discoveries made over the past few decades have revealed a far more luxuriant tree, however—one abounding with branches and twigs that eventually petered out. This newfound diversity paints a much more interesting picture of our origins but makes sorting our ancestors from the evolutionary dead ends all the more challenging, as paleoanthropologist Bernard Wood explains in the pages that follow.

Evolution and the Unintelligent Design of Life: Inherited Traits, Genetic Dysfunction and Artificial Life Evolution is directionless and blind. Features that evolve at one point can become a hindrance later on. Mutations and inefficiencies leads to dysfunctions and disease. This is about unintelligent design and the potential that the Human species has at lending a proper engineering hand to the whole haphazard process of selection. 1. The Ionians

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L'homme de Yamashita-cho. Un homme fossile du Pléistocène de l'île d'Okinawa (en anglais) Bull, et Mém. de la Soc. d'Anthrop. de Paris, t. 10, série XIII, 1983, p. 81-87. THE YAMASHITA-CHO MAN. A late Pleistocene infantile skeleton from the Yamashita-cho Cave (Okinawa) by H. Suzuki (*) This Breathtaking Video Reveals How Humanity Took Over The World The Black Death. The Second World War. The Industrial Revolution. The invention of modern medicine. Chris Stringer on the Origins and Rise of Modern Humans By John Noble Wilford, Krishnan Vasudevan and Thomas Lin Origins of Modern Humans: John Noble Wilford interviews the paleoanthropologist Chris Stringer of the Natural History Museum in London. Their research is advancing on three fronts. Fossils of skulls and bones expose anatomical changes. Genetics reveals the timing and place of the Eve of modern humans.

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