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Thursday, April 14, 2005  

Atlas of the Human Journey - The Genographic Project

[The National Geographic Society, IBM, geneticist Spencer Wells and the Waitt Family Foundation]

posted by pradeep | Permalink | (4)


This is out of the world. I have been looking for a good online resource to check on the timelines and what better. This is too good.

By Blogger The Last Blogger, at 6:56 AM 

very interesting link. The UI was very good.

It is always good to remember that these kind of genetic mapping is not hard science and has a lot of internal contradictions and these studies are largely politicized as well. Trying to reconstruct what happened 10,000 years back will always be a guessing game.

By Anonymous manoj, at 11:02 AM 

Agreed. I was looking for something that gives me an idea of what happened around what time. I guess if I am off even by say 1000 years, it still doesnt hurt:)
And yes, chances are, some of the eras mentioned probably never happened. Archeology isnt an exact science beyond a point of time and hence all conclusions go with a grain of salt.

By Blogger The Last Blogger, at 12:12 PM 

True, evidences dont present themselves, but I assumed 'genetic markers' are better preserved and hence present a better picture than the digged-up past life materials. Could be my ignorance.
[ Ranga, guessed you didnt mean 'archaeology' ]

By Blogger pradeep, at 12:52 PM 

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