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Becoming human : [Unearthing our earliest ancestors].

White, Jennifer Beman. (Producer). Aaronson, Reuben. (Cinematographer). Anderson, Michael. (Cinematographer). Barue, Stan. (Cinematographer). Cox, Chris. (Cinematographer). Grieg, Gary. (Cinematographer). Gurr, Oliver. (Cinematographer). Miller, Tony. (Cinematographer). Slater-Jones, Richard. (Cinematographer). Waterman, Gordy. (Cinematographer). Burst, Barbara. (Editor). Lee, Paige Smith. (Editor). Delia, Joe. (Composer). Townsley, Graham. (Producer, Director, Author). Lewman, Lance. (Narrator).
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  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (3 video files (approximately 180 min.)) : sound, color
  • Publisher: [United States] : PBS : 2009.

Content descriptions

Formatted Contents Note:
Episode 1 First Steps Episode 2 Birth of Humanity Episode 3 Last Human Standing.
Restrictions on Access Note:
Digital content provided by hoopla.
Participant or Performer Note:
Narrator, Lance Lewman.
Summary, etc.:
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.
Target Audience Note:
Rated TVG.
System Details Note:
Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Subject: Human evolution.
Homo erectus > Evolution.
Primates > Evolution.
Fossil hominids.
Neanderthals.
Paleoanthropology.
Social evolution.

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