First Peoples

Africa

Episode 2 | 54m 41s | Video has closed captioning.

200,000 years ago Homo sapiens appeared on the African landscape. While scientists have long imagined eastern Africa as a real-life Garden of Eden, the latest research suggests humans evolved in many places across the continent at the same time. Now, DNA reveals that our ancestors continued meeting, mating and hybridizing with other human type — creating ever greater diversity within us.

Aired: 06/23/15

Expired: 12/31/69

Rating: NR

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How did Homo sapiens populate the Earth? This interactive map highlights recent dramatic advancements in our understanding of early human history. Grades: 6-12

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