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Americas
Episode 1 of First Peoples
PBS
As early humans spread out across the world, their toughest challenge was colonizing the Americas -- because a huge ice sheet blocked the route. It has long been thought that the pioneers, known as Clovis people, arrived about 13,000 years…
Africa
Episode 2 of First Peoples
PBS
Around 200,000 years ago, a new species, Homo sapiens, appeared on the African landscape. While scientists have imagined eastern Africa as a real-life Garden of Eden, the latest research suggests humans evolved in many places across the continent at the…
Europe
Episode 5 of First Peoples
PBS
When Homo sapiens turned up in prehistoric Europe, they ran into the Neanderthals. The two types of human were similar enough to interbreed -- and both created artifacts of similar complexity. But as more and more Homo sapiens moved into…
Asia
Episode 3 of First Peoples
PBS
What happened when early humans ventured out of Africa and into Asia? Where did they go and whom did they meet along the way? The latest evidence suggests they left far earlier than previously thought and interbred with other types…
Australia
Episode 4 of First Peoples
PBS
When Homo sapiens arrived in Australia, they were, for the first time, truly alone, surrounded by wildly different flora and fauna. How did they survive and populate a continent? There is a close cultural and genetic link between the First…
Oceans
Part of the Series: EARTH
PBS
World renowned scientist, Dr. Jeremy Jackson, tells Sanjayan the oceans are in trouble, that a "rise of slime" is coming. But Sanjayan goes in search of a very different future. He travels to one of the remotest reefs on earth.…
Plains
Part of the Series: EARTH
PBS
The plains are home to the greatest gatherings of animal life on the planet. But today these wild grasslands -- along with the iconic species that live here - are among the most endangered places on Earth. As we humans…
Forests
Part of the Series: EARTH
PBS
Sanjayan travels into the Amazon's "Intangible Zone" with a team of scientists who believe it could be the most bio-diverse place on earth. Despite being virtually "off the map" there are still people here: the Waorani, who are fierce defenders…
Home
Part of the Series: EARTH
PBS
Tanzania Sanjayan meets the most famous chimpanzees on Earth, but he also finds they're stranded and, penned in by people. The chimps are genetically doomed, unable to mate with other populations and what's worse, their proximity to villagers means they've…
First Peoples - An Exploration of Human Evolution
PBS
How did the mixing of prehistoric human genes lead the way for survival of our human species? Archaeology, genetics and anthropology cast new light to 200,000 years of human history detailing how early humans thrived from all around the globe.
5 videos
EARTH - A New Wild Series
PBS
EARTH A New Wild takes a fresh look at humankind's relationship to the planet's wildest places and most fascinating species. Produced by National Geographic Studios in association with Passion Planet, the series is hosted by Dr. M. Sanjayan, leading conservation…
5 videos
Water
Part of the Series: EARTH
PBS
Both humans and wildlife depend on water for survival. This episode explores how a misuse of water can lead to unparalleled destruction; however, sharing our water with wildlife does not only benefit the wild, it may also be a crucial…