THE JOURNEY OF MANKIND

THE PEOPLING OF THE WORLD - HUMANKIND'S GLOBAL MIGRATION

 
 
Journey of Mankind
Who were our ancestors? From where did we originate? If we came out of Africa, what factors governed our routes? And when? Now finally this interactive genetic map, created collaboratively with Professor Stephen Oppenheimer, based on his book 'Out of Eden' / 'The Real Eve', reveals an exciting journey of opportunity and survival, confirmed by genetic science and documented by ancient rock art, we look in depth at the Journey of Mankind and investigate how modern science has helped shed light on this monumental exodus.
 
* The interactive map is not currently available for mobile and tablets devices.
 

GENETIC MAP

 
Journey of Mankind
PROFESSOR STEPHEN OPPENHEIMER
The Bradshaw Foundation, in association with Stephen Oppenheimer, presents a virtual global journey of modern man over the last 160,000 years.
 
The map will show for the first time the interaction of migration and climate over this period. We are the descendants of a few small groups of tropical Africans 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.
 

JOURNEY OF MANKIND - iLECTURE DOCUMENTARY FILM

 
Bradshaw Foundation iLectures
This is the first in a series of iLecture documentary films which explores the beginning of the most important migration - and monumental exodus - made by humankind. Based on genetic, archaeological and climatic evidence, the film explores why our African ancestors migrated, the choices they had in deciding their migration routes, and when this would have occurred. The film reveals the halting but determined progress of our prehistoric predecessors, and how our physical and behavioural adaptations were focussed on surviving the struggle with our greatest enemy and sternest teacher - climate. It represents an amazing journey of opportunity and survival, confirmed by genetic science and documented by ancient rock art.
 
Journey of Mankind - iLecture Documentary Film
 

PROFESSOR STEPHEN OPPENHEIMER

 
Stephen Oppenheimer Books
BOOKS BY PROFESSOR STEPHEN OPPENHEIMER
Professor Stephen Oppenheimer, of Green College, Oxford University, has created a unique synthesis of genetic, archaeological, and climatic evidence in order to track the ancient migrations of all modern non-Africans.

Stephen Oppenheimer’s work forms the basis of the Journey of Mankind Genetic Map and this interactive journey, adapted from 'Out of Eden' / 'The Real Eve', can be viewed on the Bradshaw Foundation's website.

The Journey of Mankind Genetic Map is based on the extensive research of Stephen Oppenheimer, author of several books on the migration of humankind, all of which are essential reading for those interested in the genetic, archaeological and anthropological study of our past. For more information on the research and publications of Stephen Oppenheimer click here.
 

THE INCREDIBLE HUMAN JOURNEY

 
In this BBC documentary - 'The Incredible Human Journey', Dr Alice Roberts travels the globe to discover the incredible story of how humans left Africa to colonise the world. Professor Stephen Oppenheimer's meticulously researched classic '>Out of Eden' ['The Real Eve'], which created the synthesis of genetic science, archaeology, climatology and fossil study, that has been used extensively in the story structure of this 5-part BBC documentary series.
 
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