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First Primates

Our most distant primate ancestors, which appeared soon after the dinosaurs died out, were the size of mice.
Topic: EvolutionEvolution

Program Description

(This video is no longer available for streaming.) As inhabitants of Earth, we humans are relative newbies. In fact, our branch of the evolutionary tree may have split from that of the apes only about six million years ago. But what if we look further back in our primate family tree? What would we find? As correspondent Peter Standring reports, the latest research is revealing that our origins may have been quite a bit humbler than we may have thought.