First Peoples

"First Peoples" traces the arrival of the first Homo sapiens on five continents, how they moved around the globe, and how they survived to become the dominant human species on Earth. Each of the five episodes is centered on a different continent and explores remote places around the world -- from underwater caves of Yucatan to the Australian outback to the Himalayas. Throughout the series experts reveal genetics, archaeology and anthropology research, including how DNA is being used to understand the origins of the human species.

Schedule

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    First Peoples

    Australia

    Wednesday
    Jan 19

    1 Hour

    Homo sapiens survive in Australia.
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    First Peoples

    Europe

    Thursday
    Jan 20

    1 Hour

    Why homo sapiens prevailed over the neanderthals in prehistoric Europe; the cause of the neanderthals' extinction.

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