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The Resource Becoming human : unearthing our earliest ancestors, PBS ; Produced by Shining Red Productions for Nova ; WGBH Educational Foundation ; series producer, Graham Townsley ; written and directed by Graham Townsley ; produced by Jennifer Beman White, Graham Townsley, (videorecording)

Becoming human : unearthing our earliest ancestors, PBS ; Produced by Shining Red Productions for Nova ; WGBH Educational Foundation ; series producer, Graham Townsley ; written and directed by Graham Townsley ; produced by Jennifer Beman White, Graham Townsley, (videorecording)

Label
Becoming human : unearthing our earliest ancestors
Title
Becoming human
Title remainder
unearthing our earliest ancestors
Statement of responsibility
PBS ; Produced by Shining Red Productions for Nova ; WGBH Educational Foundation ; series producer, Graham Townsley ; written and directed by Graham Townsley ; produced by Jennifer Beman White, Graham Townsley
Title variation
Unearthing our earliest ancestors
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Where did we come from? What makes us human? NOVA's...investigation explores how new discoveries are transforming views of our earliest ancestors. Featuring interviews with world-renowned scientists, footage shot "in the trenches" as fossils were unearthed, and...computer-generated animation, [these programs] bring early hominids to life, examining how we became the creative and adaptable modern humans of today...In the first episode...encounter..."Selam," the amazingly complete remains of a 3 million year-old child, packed with clues to why we split from the apes, came down from the trees, and started walking upright...[T]he second episode investigates the riddle of "Turkana Boy" -- a tantalizing fossil of Homo erectus, the first ancestor to leave Africa and colonize the globe...[T]he final episode...explores the origins of "us" -- where modern humans and our capacities for art, invention, and survival came from, and what happened when we encountered the mysterious Neanderthals..." -- Container
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Cataloging source
MTG
Characteristic
videorecording
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Nova (Television program)
Credits note
Editors, Barbara Burst, Paige Smith Lee ; original score, Joe Delia ; animation/special effects, People's Republic of Animation, Pixeldust Studios ; camera, Reuben Aaronson, Michael Anderson, Stan Barua, Chris Cox, Gary Grieg, Oliver Gurr, Tony Miller, Richard Slater Jones, Gordy Waterman
Language note
Closed-captioned for the hearing impaired ; optional audio description for the visually impaired
PerformerNote
Narrator, Lance Lewman
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1964-
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  • Townsley, Graham
  • White, Jennifer
  • Lewman, Lance
  • Burst, Barbara
  • Lee, Paige Smith
  • Aaronson, Reuben
  • Anderson, Michael
  • Barua, Stan
  • Cox, Chris
  • Grieg, Gary
  • Gurr, Oliver
  • Miller, Tony
  • Jones, Richard Slater
  • Waterman, Gordy
  • WGBH Educational Foundation
  • Corporation for Public Broadcasting
  • Public Broadcasting Service (U.S.)
  • PBS Distribution (Firm)
  • WGBH (Firm)
  • Shining Red Productions (Firm)
Runtime
159
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  • Human evolution
  • Homo erectus
  • Primates
  • Fossil hominids
  • Neanderthals
  • Paleoanthropology
  • Social evolution
  • Closed captioning
Technique
live action
Label
Becoming human : unearthing our earliest ancestors, PBS ; Produced by Shining Red Productions for Nova ; WGBH Educational Foundation ; series producer, Graham Townsley ; written and directed by Graham Townsley ; produced by Jennifer Beman White, Graham Townsley, (videorecording)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Originally broadcast as episodes of the public television series Nova in 2009
  • Publisher no.: PBS Distribution NOVA6192-NOVA7192
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Contents
  • First steps
  • (ca. 53 min.)
  • Birth of humanity
  • (ca. 53 min.)
  • Last human standing
  • (ca. 53 min.)
Control code
ocm493555109
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (ca. 159 min.)
Isbn
9781608831012
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
841887011044
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
  • DVD 18121 NOVA7192
  • NOVA6192
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)493555109
System details
DVD ; NTSC, Region 1 ; widescreen ; stereo
Video recording format
DVD
Label
Becoming human : unearthing our earliest ancestors, PBS ; Produced by Shining Red Productions for Nova ; WGBH Educational Foundation ; series producer, Graham Townsley ; written and directed by Graham Townsley ; produced by Jennifer Beman White, Graham Townsley, (videorecording)
Publication
Note
  • Originally broadcast as episodes of the public television series Nova in 2009
  • Publisher no.: PBS Distribution NOVA6192-NOVA7192
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Contents
  • First steps
  • (ca. 53 min.)
  • Birth of humanity
  • (ca. 53 min.)
  • Last human standing
  • (ca. 53 min.)
Control code
ocm493555109
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (ca. 159 min.)
Isbn
9781608831012
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
841887011044
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
  • DVD 18121 NOVA7192
  • NOVA6192
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)493555109
System details
DVD ; NTSC, Region 1 ; widescreen ; stereo
Video recording format
DVD

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