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Nov 3 2009
PBS Series - Becoming Human: Unearthing our Earliest Ancesto

Part 1 of 3 premiers tonight on air and online. Here is Time Warner's over-the-air-lineup:

Part 1 of 3. The evolutionary arc of humans is explored, beginning with what may have led to the split from the apes. The documentary details the discovery of

"Selam," a nearly complete child fossil. Go here for more info and a preview: ... art-1.html

Part 2 of the three-part look at the evolutionary arc of humans focuses on the first discovered skeleton that looks like a modern human---"Turkana Boy," a

complete Homo erectus specimen that dates back some 1.5 million years.

The conclusion of the "Becoming Human" series explores the roots of Homo sapiens, which are believed to stretch back some 200,000 years to southern

Africa. The documentary details what may have led to the birth of the modern human.

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