What is History<br />By Liliana Carrillo <br />History 30<br />
Journey of a Man <br />Spencer Wells Geneticist spends his life traveling the globe taking blood samples from men and women in order to unravel the secrets of the human story. Every piece of DNA in our bodies can be traced back to an African source. He begins with the Bas Bushmen were the Y-chromosomes are found. The Y-chromosome traces back to eastern or southern Africa, around 60,000 years ago. He asks himself many questions and leaves Africa and sets out to answer his own questions. Wells take on the origins of modern humans and how they came to populate the rest of the planet is bound to be controversial. <br />
The San Bushmen<br />The San (or Basarwa) people of the Kalahari are more commonly known as the Bushmen. <br />Many people outside of Southern Africa were introduced to the San culture and their click language. <br />The San Bushmen are considered to be the oldest civilization in the world.<br />Date back to over one hundred thousand years<br />There are only about 3000 thousand San people left today. <br />They struggle to prove the land is there. <br />They are still hunters and gathers. <br />The government forces the San to move locations to try to get “civilized”<br />
The Y chromosome <br /><ul><li>The Y chromosome is one of the 2 chromosomes in the human body.
The Y chromosome spans about 58 million building blocks of DNA
The y chromosome is one way of tracing early humans.
It is believed that the San Bushmen left Africa and carried the genetic feature the Y chromosome known as M168. </li>