The story of Homo Sapiens, the miraculous survivor!
LONG SYNOPSIS: Why are we the last of our kind? Dr. Niobe Thompson takes a journey of discovery in the footsteps of our human ancestors, and unlocks the mystery of our unlikely survival and miraculous emergence as the world’s only global species. We evolved during the most volatile era since the extinction of the dinosaurs. Like the many other kinds of human who once shared our world, Homo sapiens should have died away. Instead, our species survived to populate every corner of the planet. How did we do it? How did humans overcome near extinction in an African superdrought? How did we find a doorway through the Sahara and out of Africa? What happened when we met the Neanderthals?... More »