Becoming Human

Becoming Human

[Unearthing Our Earliest Ancestors]

Downloadable Video - 2009
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Part 1, "First Steps," examines the factors that caused us to split from the other great apes. The program explores the fossil of "Selam," also known as "Lucy's Child." Paleoanthropologist Zeray Alemseged spent five years carefully excavating the sandstone-embedded fossil. NOVA's cameras are there to capture the unveiling of the face, spine, and shoulder blades of this 3.3 million-year-old fossil child. And NOVA takes viewers "inside the skull" to show how our ancestors' brains had begun to change from those of the apes.
Publisher: [United States] : PBS : Made available through hoopla, 2009
Branch Call Number: eVideo hoopla
Characteristics: 1 online resource (3 video files (ca. 180 min.)) : sd., col

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