Another interesting information presented in the documentary is how modern Europeans took a complex migratory route to arrive at Western Europe. The lore of the Cro-Magnon man is very prescient to the mind as they conquered the temperate and cold climes of Europe with a physiology that was ill suited to these conditions. In other words, the early inhabitants of Europe were dark skinned people, who quickly acquired a paler complexion. They were also very imaginative and creative in finding the means to adapt and survive in conditions that are alien to those found in the Central Asian steppes and plains (from which they arrived).
Hence, in conclusion, the central message through the documentary is common humanity of all of us even amid apparent diversity. The utilization of genetic chromosome markers in identifying the migratory trail provides solid proof for Spencer Wells’ hypothesis. Be it the aborigines of Australia, the indigenous populations of Madurai in Southern India, the Bushmen tribes of South Africa or the Chikchu of the Siberian extremity, we all share nearly the same genetic makeup. The differences among us are only a matter of minor genetic differences. We all share the same instinct for survival. We also share the inclination for adventure, discovery, creativity and adaptation. It is these shared features that accounts for the continued success of our species. Today we’ve not only occupied all corners of the planet but have even put men on the Moon. So the Journey of Man is both a historical reality and a metaphorical continuity.