Bones of Turkana

Bones of Turkana

Wed, 05/16/2012 - 10:00pm

The Leakey team excavating a pelorovis skull. Our human ancestors once feasted on these ancient bovids (akin to cows).

Credit: Courtesy of National Geographic Television

Follow Richard Leakey, his family and colleagues as they work to unravel the mysteries of human evolution.

While one of the Leakeys’ goals is to demonstrate the complexity and truth of human evolution, they also seek to show how the qualities that we proudly call human were all born in Africa. The story that emerges in the film is exciting, emotional, contemplative, occasionally funny and, in the end, transforming. This is Africa at its most beautiful and harshest. Bones of Turkana airs Wednesday, May 16, 2012 at 10 p.m. on WXXI-TV/HD (DT21.1/cable 11 and 1011).

Watch Richard Leakey's Life and Work in Kenya on PBS. See more from Bones of Turkana.