Becoming Human

Becoming Human

[Unearthing Our Earliest Ancestors]

Streaming Video - 2009
Average Rating:
6
1
Rate this:
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.
Publisher: [United States] : PBS : Made available through hoopla, 2009.
Branch Call Number: eVideo hoopla
Characteristics: 1 online resource (3 video files (ca. 180 min.)) : sd., col.

Opinion

From the critics


Community Activity

Comment

Add a Comment

f
FaylinaMeir
Mar 09, 2015

thought provoking

w
Webber2k13
Sep 15, 2013

This is the same old garbage is out there unfortunately. There is no proof of this...so don't fall on the intelligent arguments because it is not true!

h
HereHere
Dec 17, 2011

3 shows on one DVD. Interesting material, but a lot of repeated scenes.

m
Master145
Oct 28, 2011

How we came here and why?
How did we become humans?
The answer is in here.

t
teslagirl
Jun 23, 2011

The biggest problem that we face "Being Human" is our Egos. That we think everything before us and around us has a lower intelligence than we and unfortunately this dvd constantly reminds us of this "fact" over and over. Overly presumptious. Stopped watching half away through the second episode- couldn't bare it anymore.

t
The_Tree_Hugger
Sep 28, 2010

One of the most current and comprehensive animated anthropological documentary films to reaffirm our common ancestry. It's a must-see for all students in biology, anthropology and religious studies.

Age Suitability

Add Age Suitability

n
naturalist
Dec 29, 2015

naturalist thinks this title is suitable for All Ages

Summary

Add a Summary

There are no summaries for this title yet.

Notices

Add Notices

There are no notices for this title yet.

Quotes

Add a Quote

There are no quotes for this title yet.

Explore Further

Browse by Call Number

Recommendations

Subject Headings

  Loading...

Find it at RDPL

  Loading...
[]
[]
To Top