The Migration Patterns Of Humanity

Published December 7, 2010
Updated January 17, 2018

An amazing map visualizing the migration patterns of humanity over the last 100,000 years:

Migration Patterns Of Humanity Map

Historical migration of human populations began with the movement of humans out of Africa across Eurasia approximately a million years ago. Homo sapiens appear to have occupied all of Africa about 150,000 years ago, moved out of Africa 70,000 years ago, and had spread across Australia, Asia and Europe by 40000 BC. Migration to the Americas took place 20,000 to 15,000 years ago, and by 2,000 years ago, most of the Pacific Islands were colonized. Later population movements notably include the Neolithic Revolution, Indo-European expansion, and the Early Medieval Great Migrations including Turkic expansion.

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