Picture the Past

Over at Catholicgauze, I note this story on La Cartoteca about “HistoGrafica – Picture the Past.” HistoGrafica allows viewrs to look at photos of a place through time — kind of like a PhotoSynth of the Ages.

For one of the more depressing contrasts, compare the Omaha’s Kountze Park in 1898 with the ghetto firing range that it’s become.

For the deeper past, the genetic map of Europe is discussed in more detail by Razib at gnxp, who also notes that Henry Harpending points to similar work 20 years ago.