First Peoples

Asia/Australia

Season 1, Episode 3 of 5

What happened when we expanded out of Africa and into Asia -- where did we go and whom did they meet along the way? The latest evidence suggests we left far earlier than previously thought and interbred with a newly-discovered type of ancient human -- the Denisovans. The existence of these people was only established four years ago, when geneticists extracted DNA from a tiny fragment of finger bone. And because our ancestors mated with them, their genes found a home within our DNA. More than that, they've helped us survive and thrive.

Previously Aired

Day
Time
Channel
7/1/2015
9 p.m.
7/2/2015
2 a.m.
7/2/2015
8 p.m.
7/3/2015
2 a.m.
7/3/2015
1 p.m.
7/5/2015
8 a.m.
7/5/2015
4 p.m.
7/6/2015
3 a.m.
7/9/2015
2 p.m.
10/18/2020
2 p.m.
11/26/2021
1 p.m.
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