Featuring interviews with world-renowned scientists, each hour unfolds with a CSI-like forensic investigation into the life and death of a specific hominid ancestor.
An explosion of recent discoveries sheds light on these questions, and NOVA's comprehensive, three-part special, "Becoming Human," examines what the latest scientific research reveals about our hominid relatives—putting together the pieces of our human past and transforming our understanding of our earliest ancestors.
But the fossils of our ancestors are extremely rare.
Then, in a stroke of luck, Zeray makes the find of a lifetime, a find that illuminates our origins in a unique way. But not a baby chimp, he could tell that from its shape.
NOVA's cameras are there to capture the unveiling of the face, spine, and shoulder blades of this 3.3 million-year-old fossil child. So get ready for a ride through millions of years of our history.And NOVA takes viewers "inside the skull" to show how our ancestors' brains had begun to change from those of the apes. It's the story of Becoming Human—our story, right now on NOVA.