The Human Family Tree Assignment

The Human Family Tree: Tracing the Human Journey through Time
Name: ______________________________________
The Genographic Project is a five-year-long (2005-2010) research study funded by National
Geographic and IBM to collect human DNA from people all over the world, and analyze those
data to determine the various general migration pathways humans took as they left our home in
Africa. The Human Family Tree describing their recent findings aired on the National
Geographic Channel on August 30, 2009.
Your Task:
In the space below create a summary of what the studies of modern people's DNA has told us
about the ancient migration patterns of our ancestors.