Any of you folks familiar with the geneticist Spencer Wells?
He’s made a number of documentaries visiting areas around the globe to get genetic swabs and family histories of thousands of people throughout the world.
After processing he then uses the DNA mapping to trace the origins of people, thus revealing humanity’s migration over the past few millennia.
He’s been at this fifteen years so has learned a thing or two.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gaE6qtut3ek Published on May 30, 2015 - 24 min. Geneticist Wells sets out to answer long-standing anthropological questions of where humans came from, how we migrated and when we arrived in such places as Europe and North America. To trace the migration of human beings from our earliest homes in AFRICA to the farthest reaches of the globe, Wells calls on recent DNA research for support. Clues in the blood of present groups such as eastern Russia's Chukchi, as well as the biological remnants of long-extinct human clans, allow Wells to follow the Y chromosome as a relatively unaltered marker of human heritage. Eventually, working backward through time, he finds that the earliest common "ingredient" in males' genetic soup was found in a man Wells calls the "Eurasian Adam," who lived in Africa between 31,000 and 79,000 years ago. Each subsequent population, isolated from its fellows, gained new genetic markers, creating a map in time and space. Wells reveals that the first modern humans "left Africa only 2,000 generations ago" and quickly fanned out across Asia, into Europe, and across the then-extant land bridge into the Americas. Using the same markers, he debunks the notion that Neanderthals were our ancestors, finds odd links between faraway peoples,...Seems to me this offers a world of interesting discussion hooks and I dare say more interesting and relevant than weighting the truth in a myth. For starters can this DNA mapping be trusted? etc. Then the human journey and need for exploration, how our finest attributes, unleashed in excess and untamed become our suicide pill. etc. Here's a Ted Talk he gave back in 2007 https://www.ted.com/talks/spencer_wells_is_building_a_family_tree_for_all_humanity