Friday, November 1, 2013

The History of the World in a Single Chart

This just made my day:

Beautiful, isn't it? (My only complaint is that the three shades of red are difficult to differentiate.)

The colors represent what you might call genetic lineages, that is, genes of people who are closely related. Humans over the millenia have moved around, and isolated groups soon possess their own distinct genetic profile. In time, the groups reunited and mixed back up, producing a world of genetic mixture. I'm not going to bore you by babbling on at length about everythign in it, but if something's unclear, feel free to ask and I'll do my best to answer. :)

Here's the handout it came from:

(It's mostly just a summary of the project.)

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