Friday, October 15, 2010

Mitochondrial Eve (please post by October 22, 2010)

Please submit a post of a description of Mitochondrial Eve (including a picture) and at least six pictures of individuals whose characteristics describe the broad divergence of the tribes of man (include at least two individuals who genetic line remained in the African continent and be cautious not to include individuals who represent modern (the past 100 yrs) blending events (i.e. what is the cultural/ethnic/genetic history of an individual from Puerto Rico?) a picture of a representation of Mitochondrial Eve. Identify the culture/ethnicity/tribal identity of the individual and be respectful about the source of images you obtain (i.e. please don't use facebook profile pictures...that's tacky and probably inappropriate)...but "google images" should be okay in most cases. Ask me if you have concerns about etiquette. Explain how it is that we could come from a common ancestor (Mitochondrial Eve) and present such current diversity of physicality and appearance. Given the ability for humans to move so freely around the world, what would we anticipate to be a reasonable "general appearance" of a human being 1,000 years from today?

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