May 9, 2019 / Modified may 10, 2019 9:59 a.m.

NOVA: First Horse Warriors

The advent of horse riding changed the course of human history and the genetic makeup of humankind.

Horse riding played a key role in human expansion and civilization. But when and how did people first master these animals? Scientists use archeology and genetics to uncover clues about the first horse riders and how they shaped the world.

NOVA: First Horse Warriors, Wednesday at 9 p.m. on PBS 6.

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