PBS Nova: Becoming Human

In class we started watching a PBS video of the show NOVA. The episode is called "Becoming Human," and it traces the earliest human ancestors to our present day species. The entire video is quite long, but in case you were interested in more than we got to in class, here is the entire show.

Also, here are a couple of websites that might be interesting to explore:


NOVA's official website for the "Becoming Human" show

Also, check out this really cool website of a journalist from National Geographic that is walking the same route taken by human ancestors from East Africa to the rest of the populated areas of the world. Here's a description from the website: http://www.outofedenwalk.com/


Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and National Geographic Fellow Paul Salopek is retracing on foot the global migration of our ancestors in a 21,000-mile, seven-year odyssey that begins in Ethiopia and ends in Tierra del Fuego. This site houses our experimental journalism, cartography and educational initiatives. For the walk’s storytelling, please visit outofedenwalk.nationalgeographic.com.
By the year 2020, the Out of Eden Walk will have accumulated an unprecedented chronicle of human life on Earth, 2,500 generations after our restless forebears set out on the long, slow walk into our becoming — a journey out of Eden that continues to this day.


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