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We have dominated the planet, uncovered the secrets of the atom and travelled to the moon. But how did humans come to be so successful? Discover how our bodies hold all the clues we need to unpick the epic story of our evolution.
This series explores the powerful and surprising anatomical changes that have given us, and our ancestors, the edge to survive over a 6 million year evolutionary journey. As much about our bodies today as it is about our bodies 6 million years ago, Origins of Us will change the way you see yourself forever.
- “As much about our bodies today as it is about our bodies 6 million years ago, Origins of Us will change the way you see yourself forever.” – Observer
- Did you know? Our big brains meant that our ancestors had to start giving birth to us prematurely, while our brains were still underdeveloped. For the first nine months after birth,we are effectively foetuses. Biologists have calculated that our ideal gestation should be 18 months.
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