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Africa

Season 1, Episode 2 of 5

200,000 years ago, a new species appeared on the African landscape -- Homo sapiens. Scientists imagined eastern Africa was a real-life Garden of Eden, but the latest research suggests we evolved in many places across the continent at the same time. Diversity is etched into our biological blueprint. DNA from a 19th Century African-American slave is forcing geneticists to re-think the origins of our species. The idea is that our ancestors met, mated and hybridized with other types of human in Africa -- creating ever greater diversity within our species.

Previously Aired

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Time
Channel
6/24/2015
10 p.m.
6/25/2015
3 a.m.
6/26/2015
2 p.m.
6/26/2015
8 p.m.
6/27/2015
2 a.m.
6/28/2015
9 a.m.
6/29/2015
4 a.m.
7/3/2015
2 p.m.
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