Mysteries of Mankind

Mysteries of Mankind

DVD - 2010
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Gives a history of anthropological research, beginning with discoveries in Africa of australopithecine bones, the Leakeys' discoveries in the African Rift Valley and Olduvai Gorge, and Donald Johanson's work in Hadar, Ethiopia. The various methods of determining evolutionary paths of man are shown through the investigation of fossilized bones and discovered tools; observing the behavior of living primates (including orangutan locomotion and chimpanzees defending themselves against a mechanical leopard); comparing the blood proteins of man and the apes; and tracing the genetic evolution of a DNA chain passed on by females. Ancestors discussed includes Australopithecus afarensis, Homo erectus, and Neanderthal man.
Publisher: [Washington, D.C.] : NGHT, Inc. : National Geographic Society, [2010]
Copyright Date: ©2010
Branch Call Number: DVD 599.938 MYSTERIES
Characteristics: video file,DVD video
1 videodisc (50 min.) : sound, color with black and white sequences ; 4 3/4 in

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