First Peoples

Australia

Episode 4 | 54m 42s | Video has closed captioning.

When humans arrived in Australia, they were, for the first time, truly alone, surrounded by wildly different flora and fauna. How did they survive and populate a continent? There is a close cultural and genetic link between early Australians and modern-day Aborigines; here the ancient and modern story intersect as nowhere else.

Aired: 06/30/15

Expired: 12/31/69

Rating: NR

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