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Looking at how our species coped with the rival Neanderthals and the Ice Age.

The Incredible Human Journey • 0 • 5 episodes •

Out of Africa

In the first episode, Roberts introduces the idea that genetic analysis suggests that all modern humans are descended from Africans.

History

Asia

Dr. Alice Roberts travels to Northern Siberia to learn how hunter-gatherers survived there.

History

Europe

Looking at how our species coped with the rival Neanderthals and the Ice Age.

History

Australia

Dr. Alice Roberts looks at our ancestors' seemingly impossible journey to Australia.

History

The Americas

Dr. Alice Roberts investigates the possible routes taken by humans to reach the Americas.

History

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