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National Geographic Live: Before the Dawn of Humanity

Oct 29, 2021


The Lake Turkana Basin in northern Kenya, a site of extraordinary archaeological evidence for all stages of human development, is considered an incomparable window into our past. Paleoanthropologist Isaiah Nengo conducts fieldwork there to search for the ancestors of apes and humans in Africa. Among his groundbreaking discoveries: the 13 million-year-old infant ape skull nicknamed Alesi—the most complete primate skull in the history of the field. Join Nengo for a glimpse into the intriguing, wide-ranging implications of his research and discover the surprising twists and turns of our human story along the way.

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