Back to back episodes, Americas & Africa starting Wednesday, June 24 at 9 PM.
The story of early Homo sapiens and how they became the dominant human species begins with the colonization of the Americas. Included: an underwater discovery off Mexico that may mean humans arrived earlier than thought; and by boat, not the foot. Also: The appearance of Homo sapiens on the African landscape some 200,000 years ago is detailed. Scientists now believe that the early humans evolved in many places across the continent at the same time, not just in eastern Africa.