Where Do We Come From?

(And how do our stories about it shape who we are?)

From ancient peoples’ storytelling to modern tools such as AncestryDNA, we have long been fascinated with origin stories. Who made us and why? But the stories may tell us more about ourselves than about our actual origins — and maybe that’s what they’re really for.  From the mythic to the modern, let’s think about how describing our origins shapes our present and our future.