The Incredible Human Journey

The Incredible Human Journey

DVD - 2010
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This videodisc undertakes five epic journeys across the globe, tracing the ancient routes of our early ancestors to reveal the extraordinary and brutal challenges they faced. Using the latest genetic and archaeological evidence, it shows how humans gradually adapted, culturally and physiologically, in response to their environment.
Publisher: [London] : BBC Worldwide, [2010]
Copyright Date: ©2010
Branch Call Number: DVD 591.38 INC
Characteristics: 2 videodiscs (293 minutes) : sound, colour ; 4 3/4 inches
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Apr 09, 2018

I found the presentation a bit annoying, the presenter was always somehow putting attention onto herself in a way that if she were accused of it, she could plausibly deny it, even though its obvious (like a 15 year old snooty bitch). Each of the continents is given its own hour long programme about how humans (and others hominids) populated it, and includes some odd findings and controversial theories (such as sites in Chile that indicate settlement prior to the conventional theory of American settlement through the land bridge, and that Chinese are descended from H. erectus, rather than an offshoot from a line of emigrant H. sapiens).

May 24, 2016

Well worth watching. For the first three episodes I found the posh British accent of the narrator, Alice Roberts, really hard to listen to, even though I've watched PBS British programs for years. By the 4th one it didn't grate so much. There is a great deal of new info in this even though it's 6 years old. Much that is thought provoking.

Dec 04, 2015

Great show with interesting science about the actual ways that modern humans traveled and populated the globe. Great companion show to PB's "First Peoples". That show is more about the origins of the DNA in modern humans.

Apr 10, 2014

The BBC has done it again. This has high production value which is entertaining and educational. Some newest genetic findings regarding human origins in not mentioned here due to early release date but this does not detract from the presentation. Dr. Alice Roberts was a refreshing and engaging moderator and explained some complex research in simple yet interesting fashion. National Geographic, now owned by Disney, and the History Channel could learn much from the BBC that educational subjects can be very entertaining without using over-hyped sensationalism or violent themes to keep an audience's attention. We ARE all one people.

Aug 29, 2012

How did our ancestors reach America from Africa?
This is one of the big wonders.
Using the evidence from genetics, fossils, archaeology and climatology, Dr. Alice Roberts tells us that our ancestors actually canoed along the west coast all the way to the southernmost tip of South America.
In 1947 Norwegian explorer and writer Thor Heyerdahl used a raft called "Kontiki" and sailed across the Pacific Ocean from South America to the Polynesian islands.
For the same token, there is a ocean current that flows from Asia to America along the equator.
So, some of our ancestors might have sailed from South East Asia to South America on the "Ocean Highway."

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