Nov 23, 2008
Do you have questions about your ancestry before written time? When you've sent your DNA to a lab to find out about your ancient ancestors, are you curious about how they get the data? National Geographic was one of the first organizations to answer these questions. The result is the story of our deep ancestry – the true human lineage traced to 60,000 years ago. To get the story, the world famous Genographic Project tested DNA from over 260,000 people. The results tell the amazing story of how our species migrated from eastern Africa to all parts of the world. In conjunction with Thanksgiving, we discuss "Finding Your Family" with Dr. Matt Kaplan, head of the lab at the University of Arizona.