Mar 18, 2008

the journey of mankind

the bradshaw foundation has an animated spatial chronology of the spread of humanity from africa to the rest of the world covering over 150,000 years of human history. the site was created in association with stephen oppenheimer from green college (and, oddly, universiti sains malaysia). the chronology was done with mitochondrial DNA analysis of Y-chromosomes. neat idea, but the visuals are clunky and look like the late 1990s. i can't help feeling that it would have been better done as a time-animated KML with plenty of image overlays.

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