Step by step around the globe - an interactive map of ancient human migrations | Mind Candy  { interdimensionally } Cubed... It's SO yesterday to be a Square |

INTO THE MIDDLE EAST - 150,000 to 125,000 years ago.

The global migration began when modern humans left Africa and crossed the Sinai or the base of the Red Sea. Fossils in Israel record their presence, and a 2011 discovery in Arabia suggests that by 125,000 years ago, modern humans had reached the doorstep of Asia.


ASIAN EXPANSION - 125,000 to 50,000 years ago.

Modern humans may have crossed into Asia as far back as 125,000 years ago and reached India before the eruption of Toba 74,000 years ago. An alternative view holds that humans colonized Asia no earlier than 60,000 years ago by spreading rapidly along the coast of the Indian Ocean.


EUROPEAN MIGRATION - 50,000 to 20,000 years ago.

Better purification techniques in radiocarbon dating have pushed back the arrival of the earliest humans in Europe to 45,000 years ago, 5,000 years earlier than was thought, and may shed light on when and how they interacted with Neanderthals.


JOURNEY TO AMERICA - 20,000 to 10,000 years ago.

Archaeological remains and genetic clues suggest that modern humans left Siberia and made it to North America more than 14,000 years ago, at the end of the last ice age. Researchers debate whether the colonists walked down through central Canada or skirted the coast in boats. A controversial hypothesis suggests that the first Americans came from Europe by boat.

Via Dr. Stefan Gruenwald, Belinda Suvaal