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Web-Exclusive Video: First Neanderthal Find, Before Its Time

In this video, archaeologist Michel Toussaint describes how the first discovery of a Neanderthal skull in 1829 was ahead of its time.

Jan 7th, 2010 | Comments Off on Web-Exclusive Video: First Neanderthal Find, Before Its Time

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Interactive: Highlights from the Human Spark

Scroll through this interactive feature to learn a bit about some of the evidence Alan examined as well as some of the current debates in the field.

Jan 6th, 2010 | 11 comments

Expert Blogger: Secrets of Abri Castanet by Randall White

When an ancient collapsed roof was found at the archaeological site Abri Castanet, Randall White was happy to try to pick up the pieces.

Jan 5th, 2010 | 7 comments

Expert Blogger: Spears, Arrows, and Poisons! by Veronica Waweru

Veronica Waweru describes some of her game-changing research on ancient hunting and what it was like to work with our television crew.

Jan 5th, 2010 | 12 comments

Web-Exclusive Video: Managing Archaeological Finds

Have you ever wondered about how archaeologists keep track of the tiny shards of bone or ancient tools they uncover at their dig sites?

Jan 4th, 2010 | Comments Off on Web-Exclusive Video: Managing Archaeological Finds

Program Two: So Human, So Chimp: Video Excerpt: Monkey Business

Alan Alda visits Yale University’s Laurie Santos at a small Caribbean island where she is studying rhesus monkeys’ ability to steal grapes…and read minds.

Jan 3rd, 2010 | 11 comments

Program Two: So Human, So Chimp: Video Excerpt: Chimps vs. Children

Alan Alda finds out how children will help—and like it, while chimps are less inclined to offer enthusiastic assistance.

Dec 30th, 2009 | 1 comment

Web-Exclusive Video: You + Me = We

All our shared values that allow us to cooperate and collaborate lend a “we-ness” to the human species that is certainly lacking in our primate relatives.

Dec 30th, 2009 | 4 comments

Web-Exclusive Video: Neanderthal Burial?

Alan Alda learns that what had been believed to be a purposeful burial of a Neanderthal child now isn’t looking like such solid proof of ritualistic behavior.

Dec 29th, 2009 | 4 comments

Program One: Becoming Us: Video Excerpt: Wearing Grandma’s Teeth

Alan Alda vists the rock shelter of Abri Castanet in Southwest France where he is shocked to learn about some of our ancestors’ early behaviors.

Dec 28th, 2009 | 2 comments
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