Genographic: Atlas of the Human Journey

The Overview:
Part of the larger Genographic Project website, the atlas focuses on those environmental, cultural, and archaeological events that affected how humans inhabited the world.

The Site:
Through the interactive timelines and maps, visitors to the Atlas of the Human Journey can track humans as they moved out of Africa and populated Earth from about 200,000 years ago up until about 5,000 BC, covering the prehistoric history of humans. 

Each step of the human journey is marked by the progress made by each existing haplogroup, newly emerged haplogroups are highlighted, and key events are detailed with additional maps, illustrations, and photographs.  In the Atlas, visitors can choose a variety of ways to explore—they can move through chronologically, geographically, genetically by haplogroup, or by category of event. 

A database and CMS allow updates to be made to the online Atlas.

Project completed as an employee of National Geographic.

National Geographic, 2005

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