Human Journey

LIVING CHANNEL – Saturdays from 5 June, 9.30pm

When Homo sapiens set out from East Africa on a treacherous journey to populate the world, they weren’t the only human species on the planet, but they were the only one, ultimately, that would survive. Why is that? And how did we change, over the course of the greatest ever journey to become the people we are today? This fascinating series undertakes five epic journeys across the globe, tracing the ancient routes of our early ancestors to reveal the extraordinary and brutal challenges they faced. Using the latest genetic and archaeological evidence, it shows how humans gradually adapted, culturally and physiologically, in response to their environment.