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Journey of Man, out of Africa.
Date: Monday, 17 May 2010, 6:10 am


Journey of Man, out of Africa
The peopling of the world.
The Bradshaw Foundation, in association with Stephen Oppenheimer presents a virtual journey of modern man over the last 160000 years. The map will show for the first time the interaction of migration and climate over this period. We are the descendents of a few small groups of tropical African who united in the face of adversity, not only to the point of survival but to the development of a sophisticated social interaction and culture expressed through many forms. Based on a synthesis of the mtDNA and Y chromosome evidence with archaeology, climatology and fossil study. Stephen Oppenheimer has tracked the routes and timing of migration, placing it in context with ancient rock art around the world.