Monday, November 06, 2006

 

Becoming Human - The Documentary (Online Multimedia Resource)

An online multimedia resource: "Becoming Human - The Documentary "

Narrator: Donald C. Johanson*

Prologue:

Becoming Human is an interactive documentary experience that tells the story of our origins. Journey through 4 million years of human evolution with your guide, Donald Johanson.

Evidence:

The Scientific quest begins with the fossil record. Discover how scientists locate, analyze, and interpret fossil evidence.

Anatomy:

Explore the changing physiology of our ancestors and discover the unique physical traits that define us as humans.

Lineages:

Humans are the only surviving branch of a diverse family tree. Follow the evolutionary journeys of our ancestors.

Culture:

Discover how an advanced culture helps humans understand ourselves, each other, and our place in the natural world.
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*Biography: "Dr. Donald Johanson is one of the world's leading and America's best known paleoanthropologists. Working in Africa, he has dedicated the last twenty-five years to exploring, discovering and studying the most significant fossil finds ever made in the se arch for our origins.

His dramatic discovery, in 1974, of LUCY our oldest, most complete human ancestor sparked a controversial change in our view of human origins. The following year, again at the famous site of Hadar, Ethiopia, Johanson's team made the unprecedented discover y of the fossilized remains of some 13 individuals. Believed to be the oldest evidence of human ancestors living in groups, the National Geographic Society dubbed the fossils the First Family."

Donald Johanson is author of "Lucy: The Beginnings of Humankind" (Amazon UK | US)
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