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An Impossible Task
Scientists demonstrate the challenges in reconstructing DNA from a Neanderthal bone.
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The Dangers of Genetic Isolation
Witness the dangers of genetic isolation exemplified by the duck-billed platypus.
Clip: S1 | 2m 5s
See how the mixing of prehistoric human genes led the way for our species to thrive.
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The First Modern European
Archaeologists uncover a modern human in a European cave.
Clip: Ep5 | 2m 14s
Next on Episode 5 | Europe
Find out why Neanderthals, with whom early humans in Europe interbred, went extinct.
Preview: Ep5 | 30s
A Human Hybrid?
When Homo sapiens turned up in prehistoric Europe, they ran into the Neanderthals.
Clip: Ep5 | 1m 28s
Next on Episode 4 | Australia
Learn how Homo sapiens, new in Australia and truly alone, managed to survive and flourish.
Preview: Ep4 | 30s
The close cultural and genetic link between early Australians and modern-day Aborigines.
Clip: Ep4 | 2m 4s
Next on Episode 3 | Asia
Discover a type of ancient human whose genes helped us face down extinction.
Preview: Ep3 | 30s
The Curious Species
Explore what motivated early human migration to Asia.
Clip: Ep3 | 1m 22s
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Discover the ancient humans living across Asia when Homo sapiens arrived.
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Clip: Ep2 | 59s
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200,000 years ago, a new species appeared on the African landscape.
Clip: Ep2 | 2m 19s
Next on Episode 2 | Africa
Examine research that suggests we humans are patchwork species of hybrids.
Preview: Ep2 | 30s
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Clip: Ep1 | 48s
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Eva of Naharon was discovered in 2008 on Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula.
Clip: Ep1 | 1m 2s
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Learn why a discovery in Mexico may rewrite the story of early migration to the Americas.
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