National Geographic's Human Family Tree is a 90 minute DVD covering the results of the ongoing Genographic Project. The program features the research of Spencer Wells and colleagues, The program is a fascinating presentation of what the studies of modern people's DNA has told us about the ancient migration patterns of our ancestors.
National Geographic's Human Family Tree. Photo by National Geographic (c) 2009
The Genographic Project is a five-year-long (2005-2010) research 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 migration pathways humans took as they left our home in Africa. The Human Family Tree describing their recent findings aired on the National Geographic Channel on August 30, 2009.
Sources and More Information
- The Human Family Tree, the full review
- The Genographic Project, Official Website of the Project
- The Human Family Tree - Generalized Migration Patterns, a map of human migrations out of Africa from NatGeo
- Human Migrations from Africa