Origins of Us
Origins of Us is a BBC documentary series presented by Dr. Alice Roberts, showing how we evolved away from our ape cousins to become the adaptable, successful species we are today. The series reveals how our body tells the story of human evolution featuring three parts of our body: bones, guts, and brains. It consists of three episodes, each of which traces the development of modern humans centered on one of the three parts. The first episode looks at how our skeleton reveals our incredible evolutionary journey. The second episode charts how our ancestors' hunt for food has driven the way we look and behave today. And the third episode explores how our species, homo sapiens, developed our large brain.
Episode 1 - Bones
Charting the major advances from Australopithecus to Homo erectus and beyond, Dr. Alice Roberts looks at how our skeleton reveals our incredible evolutionary journey.
Episode 2 - Guts
Dr. Alice Roberts charts how our ancestors' hunt for food has driven the way we look and behave today - from the shape of our face, to the way we see and even the way we attract the opposite sex.
Episode 3 - Brains
Dr. Alice Roberts explores how our species, homo sapiens, developed our large brain; and asks why we are the only one of our kind left on the planet today?
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