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Migration map of Homo sapien sapien - DNA Print Genomics

Notes on Biogeographical Ancestry

Tests identifying percentages of biogeographical ancestry are based on the complete revelation of the human genome in 2002 (Human Genome Project).

The human genome is at least 99.5% identical in all humans. A person's genome is a random recombination of DNA over thousands of years.

Biogeographical ancestry tests, which only look at a very tiny percentage of the human genome, show a person's ancestral percentages from the world's major population groups.

Test results may be accumulated from many, many generations. Fifteen generations account for over thirty-two thousand ancestors in five hundred years or so and twenty generations account for over a million ancestors.

Recommended Reading:

River Out of Eden: A Darwinian View of Life - Richard Dawkins
Deep Ancestry: The Genographic Project - Spencer Wells
The Seven Daughters of Eve - Bryan Sykes
Population Genetics and Microevolutionary Theory - Alan R. Templeton
Origins Reconsidered: In Search of What Makes Us Human - Richard Leakey
Fifth Miracle: The Search for the Origin and Meaning of Life - Paul Davies

List of World InfoZone link referrals in African Origins

Early Man and Migration Routes

Ethiopia Facts - the Lower Valley of the Awash.

South Africa Facts - Australopithecus africanus discovered in the Sterkfontein Caves.

Botswana Facts - the Garden of Eden?

Tanzania Facts - Leakey family discovered fossil of the 1.9 million years old skull Homo habilis at Olduvai Gorge.

Kenya Facts - Richard Leakey found an almost complete Homo erectus skeleton "Turkana Boy" (1.5 million years old) in the Rift Valley in Kenya in 1984.

Israel Facts - Nesher Ramla Homo, a new kind of early human.

China Facts - Homo longi fossil in the Black Dragon River area.

Germany Facts - Danuvius guggenmosi, Homo heidelbergensis and Neanderthal man.

Gibraltar Facts - Homo neanderthalensis in Gorham's Cave.

France Facts - Cro-Magnon in the Dordogne.

Australia Facts - Kakadu National Park inhabited 40,000 years ago.

Senegal Facts - example of colonization and the slave trade in Africa: the Portuguese, the Dutch, the British and the French.

Mandeep in Ghana: The Village - example of gradual migration of the Fante people.

Polynesia Facts - origins of Polynesians. DNA testing in the Cook Islands. Thor Heyerdahl and the Kon-Tiki Expedition. Example of European exploration in the Pacific: Portuguese, Spanish, Dutch, British and French.

The African Continent - comprehensive study of the countries of Africa.

United Kingdom Facts - investigation into United Kingdom links with the world.

Genome Sequences Online and African Origins WIZ Quiz



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