First Peoples
An Exploration of Human Evolution

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5 episodes in this series

Episode 1 Americas
As early humans spread out across the world, their toughest challenge was colonizing the Americas -- because a huge ice sheet blocked the route. It has long been thought that…
Episode 2 Africa
Around 200,000 years ago, a new species, Homo sapiens, appeared on the African landscape. While scientists have imagined eastern Africa as a real-life Garden of Eden, the latest research suggests…
Episode 3 Asia
What happened when early humans ventured out of Africa and into Asia? Where did they go and whom did they meet along the way? The latest evidence suggests they left…
Episode 4 Australia
When Homo sapiens 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…
Episode 5 Europe
When Homo sapiens turned up in prehistoric Europe, they ran into the Neanderthals. The two types of human were similar enough to interbreed -- and both created artifacts of similar…

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