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Journey of Man [electronic resource]: The Story of the Human Species

Public Broadcasting Service (U.S.)
Format
Video; Computer Resource; Online Video; Online
Summary
Fossil evidence more or less proves that humanity sprang from an African cradle. But what can the science of genetics tell us about our origins? Researchers have arrived at a startling conclusion: the global family tree can be traced to one African man who lived 60,000 years ago. Eminent geneticist Dr. Spencer Wells hosts this innovative program, traveling to every continent in search of the people whose DNA holds humanity's secret history: the Namibian Bushmen, the Chukchi reindeer herders of the Russian Arctic, Native American tribal groups, and indigenous Australians. The program also features commentary by historians, archaeologists, and anthropologists.
Release Date
2002
Run Time
120 min.
Language
Closed-captioned
Rating
11 & up
Notes
  • Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
  • Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on October 29, 2009.
Variant Title
Story of Human Species
Contents
  • Blood: History Book of Humankind (1:13)
  • Genetics, DNA, and Human History (1:12)
  • Isolated Populations: Key to the Past (1:05)
  • Scientific Revolution: Genetics (1:06)
  • Out of Africa (1:08)
  • Humans Ancestors in Africa (1:16)
  • First Human Migration (1:17)
  • San Bushmen of Africa (1:38)
  • Humankind's Family Tree (1:11)
  • DNA: The Manual of Life (1:36)
  • Genetic Markers (1:46)
  • San Bushmen: Genetic Markers and Language (1:53)
  • Language of Clicks (2:05)
  • Human Ancestors: Advanced Hunting Techniques (1:12)
  • African Hunters (2:20)
  • San Bushmen: Expert Hunters (1:40)
  • Early Occupants of South Africa (1:49)
  • Evidence of Cave Dwellers (1:03)
  • Climatic Changes and Human Evolution (2:04)
  • Ice Age (1:07)
  • Australia: Home to Human Ancestors (1:03)
  • African Descendants in Australia (1:18)
  • Dry Lake Mungo (3:00)
  • Human Remains in Australia (1:09)
  • Aboriginal Songlines (2:24)
  • African Markers in Aboriginal Blood (1:15)
  • India: Unlocking Secrets of Humankind's Past (1:02)
  • Search for Genetic Link in India (1:12)
  • Genetic Marker: Link to Africa? (1:01)
  • Male Y-Chromosome (1:15)
  • Blood Analysis for Indian Males (1:42)
  • Hunt for a Genetic Market in Blood (1:04)
  • DNA Sequencer Machine (1:10)
  • Proof of Coastal Migration (1:41)
  • Genetic Evidence Links Africans to Australians (1:35)
  • From Africa to Australia: Coastal Route (1:06)
  • Second Wave of Humans Leaves Africa (1:26)
  • Two Waves of Migration (1:16)
  • Cave Paintings (1:31)
  • Cro-Magnon Cave Dwellers (2:00)
  • What Cro-Magnon Looked Like (1:02)
  • Cro-Magnon Adaptations (1:26)
  • Pigmentation and Sun Exposure (1:38)
  • Cro-Magnon Man in Isolation (0:55)
  • Blood Samples from Central Asia (1:13)
  • From Africa to Europe: Ancestral Route (1:17)
  • Central Asia: Significant Home for Ancient Ancestors (2:37)
  • Genetic Link to Africa (1:05)
  • Trouble at Kazakhstan Border (2:08)
  • Face to Face with Ancient Ancestral DNA (3:34)
  • Link to the Past (1:44)
  • Chukchi: Survivors of North American Migration (1:14)
  • In Search of Ancient Arctic Travelers (1:55)
  • Helicopter Ride over Frozen North (1:19)
  • Journey to the Tundra (1:41)
  • Frozen Earth (1:50)
  • Adaptive Body Type (1:42)
  • Importance of Reindeer to Chukchi (1:12)
  • Survival in the Far North (2:53)
  • Nomads Break Camp (3:19)
  • Journey to North America (1:12)
  • Land Bridge to North America (1:36)
  • Migration from Alaska (1:16)
  • Navajo Roots in Siberia (2:02)
  • Genetic Trail (3:05)
  • Second Migration out of Africa (1:17)
  • Navajo Creation Narratives and Migration (1:07)
  • Hardy Survivors (1:24)
  • Celebration of Life (3:39)
Published
New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2009], c2002.
Publisher no.
40943 Films Media Group
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Description
1 streaming video file (120 min.) : sd., col., digital file.
System requirements: FOD playback platform.
Mode of access: Internet.
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