Learn Through Videos: Evolution
This is a collection of links to educational videos related to evolution, which are made for a general audience. The videos listed in this collection include lectures and documentary films telling the scientific story of evolution. They discuss the evolution of life on Earth and in the universe. They trace Earth's geologic evolution and explore the catastrophic events that shaped planet Earth. They discuss the theory of evolution by natural selection, as well as tell the story about the lives and works of Charles Darwin and Alfred Russel Wallace. They explain the evolutionary origins of a particular trait of living creatures such as eyes, size and skin. They explore the specialized strategies and extreme behavior that living things have developed in order to survive. And also they tell the story of human evolution from Australopithecus afarensis to Homo sapiens and look at the evidence for the theory of early human migrations out of Africa and subsequently around the world.
Your Inner Fish
This is a three-part documentary series hosted by Neil Shubin, revealing that the human body is a throwback to our prehistoric ancestors.
Origins of Us
This 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.
This is a BBC documentary series that takes us on an evolutionary journey to meet three of our ancient ancestors - Neanderthals, Homo Erectus, and Lucy.
Behaviorally Modern Humans: The Origin of Us
Current evidence indicates that multiple upright-walking, tool-dependent species in the genus Homo co-existed in the Old World (Africa, Asia and Europe) for most of the last 2 million years. Yet only one surviving species of Homo exists today.
Ancient DNA and Human Evolution
Ancient DNA data have provided unprecedented insights into the recent history of our species. In particular, methodological improvements and innovations over the last ten years have advanced our ability to recover small fragments, target specific sequences, identify damage patterns, and obtain genome scale data.
Walking with Cavemen
This is a four-part BBC documentary series narrated by Robert Winston, about the story of human evolution from Australopithecus afarensis to Homo sapiens.
Becoming Human: Unearthing Our Earliest Ancestors
This is a three-part NOVA's documentary series investigating the recent discoveries transforming our understanding of our human origins.
Planet of the Apemen: Battle for Earth
This tells the story of how Homo sapiens once shared the Earth with other species of hominid, and how, against all the odds, we survived.
The Human Spark
What is the nature of human uniqueness? Where did "The Human Spark" ignite, and when? And perhaps most tantalizingly, why?
Human-Climate Interactions and Human Evolution: Past and Future
Our early ancestors evolved on a drying, cooling, and highly variable planet, which has led to competing ideas as to how climate may have shaped human evolution. Equally compelling is the question of how and when humans began to affect their surroundings.
The Evolution of Human Biodiversity
This is a series of videos on the evolution of human biodiversity from CARTA (Center for Academic Research & Training in Anthropogeny).
The Great Human Odyssey
This is a three-part CBC documentary series hosted by anthropologist Niobe Thompson, exploring the unlikely survival and the miraculous emergence of Homo sapiens as the world's only global species.
The Incredible Human Journey
This 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.
This is a five-part PBS documentary series about how Homo Sapiens migrated across the continents and populated the Earth.
Journey of Man: A Genetic Odyssey
This is a documentary talking about our evolution, our recent history, and how we came to be to the way we are today.