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The Incredible Human Journey

The Incredible Human Journey is a BBC documentary series presented by Alice Roberts, explaining the evidence for the theory of early human migrations out of Africa and subsequently around the world. The series consists of five episodes, each of which traces early human migrations to a different continent from Africa. The series supports the theory that all modern humans are descended from one tiny group of people who left Africa around 70,000 years ago.

Episode 1 - Out of Africa
Alice Roberts travels to Africa in search of the birthplace of the first people, and looks at how and by what route humans made it out of Africa.

Episode 2 - Asia
Alice Roberts travels to Siberia and meets Evenki people to find out how ancient Africans could have adapted to the hostile climate of northern Asia. And then she looks Chinese evolution.

Episode 3 - Europe
Alice Roberts travels up the Danube River, following the likely route of early human migrations to the continent of Europe. And also she discusses the theories about why Europeans have white skin.

Episode 4 - Australia
Alice Roberts traces early human migration routes to Australia. Very old human fossils buried in the outback suggest a mystery: that humans reached Australia almost before anywhere else.

Episode 5 - The Americas
Alice Roberts explores how early humans could traverse from Asia to the Americas during the Ice Age, when the route to North America was blocked by ice walls.


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