This fascinating video of captive bonobos making fire, writing symbols, making music, and making stone tools makes it much easier to imagine our early human ancestors.
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Sharon Levy describes our role in the extinction of the megafauna and challenges our concept pristine wilderness.
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A sketch of how our brain evolved from the rudimentary sensory cells of our earliest animal ancestors.
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Darryl de Ruiter discusses Australopithecus sediba, an ape fossil which also shows many human traits.
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Confronting the riddle of human existence armed with art, science, philosophy, and myth
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