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Becoming human unearthing our earliest ancestors

Graham Townsley; Jennifer White (Jennifer B.); Lance Lewman; WGBH Educational Foundation; Corporation for Public Broadcasting; Public Broadcasting Service (U.S.); PBS Distribution (Firm); WGBH (Firm); Shining Red Productions

c2010

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  • Title:
    Becoming human unearthing our earliest ancestors
  • Author: Graham Townsley; Jennifer White (Jennifer B.); Lance Lewman; WGBH Educational Foundation; Corporation for Public Broadcasting; Public Broadcasting Service (U.S.); PBS Distribution (Firm); WGBH (Firm); Shining Red Productions
  • Description: First steps (ca. 53 min.) -- Birth of humanity (ca. 53 min.) -- Last human standing (ca. 53 min.).
    First steps (ca. 53 min.) -- Birth of humanity (ca. 53 min.) -- Last human standing (ca. 53 min.)
    "Where did we come from? What makes us human? NOVA's...investigation explores how new discoveries are transforming views of our earliest ancestors. Featuring interviews with world-renowned scientists, footage shot "in the trenches" as fossils were unearthed, and...computer-generated animation, [these programs] bring early hominids to life, examining how we became the creative and adaptable modern humans of today...In the first episode...encounter..."Selam," the amazingly complete remains of a 3 million year-old child, packed with clues to why we split from the apes, came down from the trees, and started walking upright...[T]he second episode investigates the riddle of "Turkana Boy" -- a tantalizing fossil of Homo erectus, the first ancestor to leave Africa and colonize the globe...[T]he final episode...explores the origins of "us" -- where modern humans and our capacities for art, invention, and survival came from, and what happened when we encountered the mysterious Neanderthals..." -- Container.
    "Where did we come from? What makes us human? NOVA's...investigation explores how new discoveries are transforming views of our earliest ancestors. Featuring interviews with world-renowned scientists, footage shot "in the trenches" as fossils were unearthed, and...computer-generated animation, [these programs] bring early hominids to life, examining how we became the creative and adaptable modern humans of today...In the first episode...encounter..."Selam," the amazingly complete remains of a 3 million year-old child, packed with clues to why we split from the apes, came down from the trees, and started walking upright...[T]he second episode investigates the riddle of "Turkana Boy" -- a tantalizing fossil of Homo erectus, the first ancestor to leave Africa and colonize the globe...[T]he final episode...explores the origins of "us" -- where modern humans and our capacities for art, invention, and survival came from, and what happened when we encountered the mysterious Neanderthals..."--Container.
  • Local Note: DVD
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  • Publication Date: c2010
  • Publisher: Alexandria, Va. : PBS Distribution
  • Format: 1 videodisc (ca. 159 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Subjects: Human evolution; Homo erectus -- Evolution; Primates -- Evolution; Fossil hominids; Neanderthals; Paleoanthropology; Social evolution; Documentary films; Video recordings for the hearing impaired; Video recordings for people with visual disabilities
  • Language: English
  • Source: 01DAL UDM ALMA
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