The Nature of Things Code Breakers

When did the first peoples arrive in the New World? Until recently, anthropologists thought they had the answer. For decades, they believed that humans were unable to enter the Americas until the end of the last Ice Age. In this vibrant HD documentary, anthropologist Niobe Thompson opens a fascinating window onto new research overturning this longstanding theory. He works in cooperation with researchers who are studying everything from human coprolites to forgotten fossils to ancient DNA, to reveal a much earlier human migration than was once thought possible. In addition, gorgeous re-creations of the world of ancient first peoples are brought to life with the help of modern ice people from Arctic Russia.

 Gemini Awards (2011): Best Science, Technology, Nature, Environment or Adventure Documentary; Best Cinematography Alberta Film & Television Awards – The Rosies (2011): Best Documentary, Best Cinematographer and Best Overall Sound

  • 2010
  • 00:44:19
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013
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