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Carthage's Lost Warriors

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Secrets of the Dead
PBS


In 146 BC, as the Romans conquered the vast Carthaginian Empire in North Africa, thousands of people fled their homeland. Now, science is suggesting some may have taken refuge thousands of miles away in South America. In addition to the scientific evidence, blonde, blue eyed indigenes suggest that contact with the West occurred long before Columbus arrived. Continue


Carthage's Lost Warriors Preview

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Secrets of the Dead
PBS


In 146 BC, as the Romans conquered the vast Carthaginian Empire in North Africa, thousands of people fled their homeland. Now, science is suggesting some may have taken refuge thousands of miles away in South America. In addition to the scientific evidence, blonde, blue eyed indigenes suggest that contact with the West occurred long before Columbus arrived. Continue


A Neanderthal Burial

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NOVA
PBS


Until recently, scientists have encountered scant evidence of Neanderthal ritual or religious practice. A new discovery, though, suggests that Neanderthals—much like today’s bear hunters—ceremoniously cut off panther paws and kept them as trophies. Continue


Evolution of Laughter

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NOVA scienceNOW
PBS


We’re not the only species that laughs. Continue


Richard Leakey's Life and Work in Kenya

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Bones of Turkana
PBS


A chronicle of the remarkable life of Richard Leakey and the discoveries he, his family and noted colleagues unearth over four decades of exploring Kenya's Turkana Basin in search of clues to man's origins. Continue


Iceman Murder Mystery Preview

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NOVA
PBS


A new forensic investigation of a 5,000-year-old mummy reconstructs his death and reveals an ancient way of life. Premiering October 26, 2011 on PBS Continue


Dinosaur Plague

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NOVA scienceNOW
PBS


Insects caught in amber spark a controversial theory about what killed the dinosaurs. Continue


Do You Have a Thing for Dinosaurs?

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American Experience
PBS


Do you remember first learning about dinosaurs? Have you been to Dinosaur State Park? What do you know about dinos in America? What do you think makes prehistoric creatures so fascinating? Continue


Darwinism and the American West

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American Experience
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Although O.C. Marsh and Charles Darwin lived on separate continents, their discoveries, which would forever shape the field of modern science, intersected in a most unlikely place: the American West. Continue


The Arts: Editorial cartooning, biography, novels in 2010

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Need To Know
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Jon Meacham talks with Stacy Schiff about Cleopatra and Robert Alter on the continued relevance of The Bible. Editorial cartoonist Steve Brodner revisits the major headlines of 2010. Plus: Resa Aslan, David Grossman and K’Naan. Continue


Episode 3: Your Inner Monkey Preview

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Your Inner Fish
PBS


"Your Inner Monkey" tracks our hands, feet, color vision, spine and upright gait to our primate and hominid progenitors, who also passed on perhaps the most important legacy of all: a path to the human brain. Continue


A Neanderthal Burial

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NOVA
PBS


Scientists think a posed body alongside a panther paw are evidence of Neanderthal rites. Continue


Neanderthals 'R' Us

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NOVA scienceNOW
PBS


Do you have a Neanderthal in your family tree? Continue


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Bones of Turkana
PBS


Follow famed paleoanthropologist Richard Leakey, his family and colleagues as they work in the arid northern regions of Kenya's Turkana Basin to unravel the mysteries of human evolution. While one of the Leakey team's goals is to demonstrate the complexity and truth of human evolution, they also seek to show how the qualities that we proudly call human were all born in Africa. Continue


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Cave People of the Himalaya
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Everest climber and thrill seeker Pete Athans returns to the Himalayas with Dr. Mark Aldenderfer in search of the caves and mummies of a lost civilization. There they risk their own safety to reveal astonishing evidence of a previously unknown 1,500-year-old death ritual high in the Himalayan caves. Continue


Arctic Dinosaurs - Preview

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NOVA
PBS


With the help of CGI, NOVA breathes life into the polar dinosaurs' lives and environment in vivid detail. 7/27/11 Continue


Where Did We Come From?

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NOVA scienceNOW
PBS


Explore the origin of our solar system and the start of life itself, how head lice figure in human evolution, and more. Continue


Joseph Leidy and Charles Knight

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American Experience
PBS


Joseph Leidy and Charles Knight were prominent American academics who committed their lives and reputations to the young field of paleontology. Leidy participated in the cutthroat race to produce the most prolific and authentic findings on dinosaur fossils in the United States; Charles Knight was a painter who a knowledge of anatomy and paleontology to bring extinct creates to life on canvas. Continue


Dinosaurs by Charles R. Knight

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American Experience
PBS


Charles R. Knight (1874-1953) was one of the first American painters to depict dinosaurs, providing imaginative and largely scientifically based renditions of the extinct beasts. In a time when dinosaurs captured the fascination of people across the country, Knight's ground-breaking images combined paleontology and artistry to create some of the most popular museum displays of his day. Continue


Becoming Us

The Human Spark
PBS


Series host and narrator, Alan Alda, confronts the puzzle of why our ancestors in Africa got the Spark and evolved into us, while the first humans to leave Africa for Europe--the Neanderthals--never did. Why did we flourish, while they changed very little for thousands of generations before eventually dying out? Continue


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