NOVA: First Face of America DVD

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NOVA: First Face of America On an unlucky day 13,000 years ago, a slightly built, malnourished teenager missed her footing and tumbled to the bottom of a 100-foot pit deep inside a cave in Mexico's Yucatan. Rising seas flooded the cave and, until recently, cut it off from the outside world. Then a team of divers chanced upon her nearly ... More
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NOVA: First Face of America On an unlucky day 13,000 years ago, a slightly built, malnourished teenager missed her footing and tumbled to the bottom of a 100-foot pit deep inside a cave in Mexico's Yucatan. Rising seas flooded the cave and, until recently, cut it off from the outside world. Then a team of divers chanced upon her nearly complete and astonishingly well-preserved skeleton alongside fossils of extinct Ice Age beasts such as giant sloths and saber-tooth tigers. NOVA takes you on a spectacular and risky underwater expedition to recover her bones and explores one of science's most controversial riddles: the origins of the First Americans. Intricate detective work reveals that the young woman's bones are among the earliest known human remains in the Americas. What drove her to venture nearly a mile underground in the vast cave? Where did her people come from, and why does she look so distinct from today's Native Americans? From the stunning Mexico cave to the wilderness of the Yukon, from the genetics lab to the latest in forensics, NOVA pursues tantalizing new clues that are rewriting the story of the forgotten first people who ventured into our continent.

Producer: Graham Townsley, Melanie Wallace
Executive Producer: Paula S. Apsell
Production Company: Shining Red Productions, Inc.
Production Year: 2018
Copyright Year: 2018
Director: Graham Townsley
Narrator: Jay O. Sanders
Writers: Graham Townsley
Discs: 1
Subtitles: Y
Subtitle Language: English (SDH)
Language track: English
Audio Format: Stereo
Aspect Ratio: 16x9 Widescreen

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Senoir D.
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5.0 star rating
06/12/22
How Native Americans Got Here
Review by Senoir D. on 06/12/22 review stating How Native Americans Got Here
This program shows how American natives arrived in the Americas. Its a great companion program with Journey of Man (DVD hosted by Dr Spencer Wells) (PBS Home Video) which shows how the non-native Americans arrived in this hemisphere. These are the basis of all genealogy and current programming like- Finding Peoples Roots.
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Dr C.
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5.0 star rating
06/12/22
Turkic peoples of Asia and Native Americans finally linked
Review by Dr C. on 06/12/22 review stating Turkic peoples of Asia and Native Americans finally linked
A dozen years of living in Turkey and learning culture and language made me aware that Turks for decades have confidently claimed ancestry with First Peoples/Native Americans. Proving it conclusively, though, had to wait the discovery of a single human skull in an underwater cave in the Yucatan, and the explosive growth of historical genetics research. This outstanding NOVA production - head and shoulders even above NOVAs already massive library of outstanding work - carves that story into solid granite and solves one of the worlds greatest mysteries of human development and cultural migration.
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Big B.
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5.0 star rating
07/17/20
Want to buy this product for my family
Review by Big B. on 07/17/20 review stating Want to buy this product for my family
Want to give a great PBS DVD to my Scuba Diving Brother living in Northern Ohio! We are told we have some American Indian Ancestry extending 13,000 years or more via the Alaskan land bridge, exposed between ICE Ages when Ocean was much lower! WE WOULD LIKE SEE MORE SHOWS LIKE THESE!


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