'NOVA: Dawn Of Humanity'
(DVD / NR / 2015 / PBS)
Overview: Deep in a South African cave, a special team of experts has brought to light an unprecedented wealth of fossils belonging to a crucial gap in the record of our origins that spans the transition between the ape-like australopithecines (such as the famous Lucy) and the earliest members of the human family.
DVD Verdict: NOVA and National Geographic present exclusive access to an astounding discovery of ancient fossil human ancestors here in the incredible, eye-opening 'NOVA: Dawn Of Humanity.'
At the center of this amazing discovery detailed above, is paleoanthropologist Lee Berger, a character brimming with enthusiasm and opinions, whose claims have stirred long controversy in the contentious field of human origins.
I mean, from my perspective, on the outside looking in, the discovery and subsequent analysis of fossils at the Rising Star site in Africa is just fascinating, incredibly fantastic to watch unfold. The work there has just begun and I hope they will continue to share what they learn with all of us through the years.
This 'NOVA: Dawn Of Humanity' documentary really gave me the understanding of how the science of finding human origin works based on human science. Informative, educational and interesting to see the past.
Some come, please join NOVA and PBS to solve a two million year-old "crime scene" and dig into extraordinary new clues about what made us human. This is a Widescreen Presentation (1.85:1) enhanced for 16x9 TVs.