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The Lost Tribes of Humanity

14 Oct 2016
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Alice Roberts explores the latest discoveries in the study of human origins, revealing the transformation that has been brought about in this field by genetics. For those who didn't watch, catch it on the BBC iPlayer.

This compelling documentary explains where our latest understanding of human origins is currently set. But be warned, the story keeps changing. 

Dr Alice Roberts The Lost Tribes of Humanity

There were at least 4 other distinct types of humans on the planet as the same time as us. Perhaps there were others that we don't know about yet. Of all these distinct types of humans, all of them except us appear to be extinct. However, at least parts of these ancient tribes are alive today........

 
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The Lost Tribes of Humanity

Horizon, BBC2
Traditional paleo-anthropology, based on fossils, is being transformed by advanced genome sequencing techniques. We now know that there were at least four other distinct species of human on the planet at the same time as us - some of them identified from astonishingly well-preserved DNA extracted from 50,000-year-old bones, others hinted at by archaic sections of DNA hidden in our modern genome. What's more, we now know that our ancestors met and interacted with these other humans, in ways that still have ramifications today. Alice uses these revelations to update our picture of the human family tree.

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