These segments from the Human Spark: Becoming Us highlight and explore an important yet extinct branch of the human family tree – the Neanderthals. These segments may be used on their own or in conjunction with the lesson plan, Modern Family.
In a three-part series originally brodcast on PBS in January 2010, Alan Alda takes this question personally, visiting with dozens of scientists on three continents -- even undergoing an examination of his own brain. » Learn More
Major funding for The Human Spark is provided by the National Science Foundation, and by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. Additional funding is provided by the John Templeton Foundation, the Cheryl and Philip Milstein Family, and The Winston Foundation.