The Journey of Man

The Journey of Man

Sun, 12/13/2009 - 11:00am - 1:30pm

American scientist Spencer Wells

How did the human race populate the world? Dr. Spencer Wells travels the country in search of clues to answer this question.

The Journey of Man, airing Sunday, December 13 at 11 a.m. on WXXI-TV (DT21.1/cable1011/cable11), examines the latest in genetic evidence to tell the story of the great migrations of man through history. Dr. Spencer Wells, an American host will host the two-hour special. He travels to Africa, Australia, Siberia, the Middle East, the Himalayas and the United States to piece together our history with clues gathered along the way: facial features, cultural artifacts, fossils and meteorological records. Astonishing research indicates that our family trees can be traced back to just one man who lived as little as 60,000 years ago. The series will synthesize the latest evidence from many different scientific fields - genetics, linguistics, anthropology and paleoclimatology - to explain our exceptional survival against all odds.