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Human story on TV.

A NEW "landmark" TV series will explore how most humans descend from a tiny group of men and women.

BBC 2'S The Human Journey will trace the beginnings of the human story and its epic adventures.

Dr Alice Roberts will explore where we came from, how our ancestors colonised the world, and how their journeys changed us.

Using genetic, climate and archaeological evidence it will also explore how they overcame extraordinary challenges, ranging from "supervolcanoes" to climatic disaster.

A BBC statement said: "Today's global population is extraordinarily diverse, yet we all share one thing in common; DNA that tells us one message, that we are all closely related.

"Alice will show how most of us descend from a tiny group of men and women who left Africa in a perilous crossing and went on to colonise the world.

"She will address mysteries including how our ancestors reached Australia without boats and what happened when they came face-to-face with other human species."

The series should be ready for next year.
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Publication:Huddersfield Daily Examiner (Huddersfield, England)
Date:Apr 11, 2008
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