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Where Did Humans Come From?

Season 5 Episode 13 | 6m 18s

In part 1 of our special series on human ancestry, we tour through our family tree to meet our ancestors and distant cousins, and to find out what made us human along the way. The story of human ancestry is not a simple progression from primitive apes to us, with all the ape/human intermediates in between. The real human story is much richer and more complex.

Aired: 04/17/17
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