Nature Blog Network Future Earth: A moveable feast.

Monday, 12 May 2008

A moveable feast.

Ever been tempted by those novels where aspirant authors are invited to write alternative ends?

Here is the Future Earth equivalent. The Bradshaw Foundation's interactive map on the "Peopling of the World" takes us through the paths of human colonisation around the world from our origins in Africa through the warming and cooling of the planet. Coastal dwellers making their way around the shoreline of continents, populations ebbing and flowing into habitable areas. Evidence is both genetic and cultural - the rock art left by our ancestors.

What happens next? You decide!

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