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How did the human race populate the world? A group of geneticists have worked on the question for a decade, arriving at a startling conclusion: the "global family tree" can be traced to one African man who lived 60,000 years ago. Dr. Spencer Wells hosts this innovative series, featuring commentary by expert scientists, historians, archaeologists, and anthropologists.
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Exhilarating and Enlightening!

An impressive display of scientific analysis based on a thorough and vigorous review of data gathered over years of research. The "Journey of Man" was an eye-opener and most revealing about the...Read complete review

An impressive display of scientific analysis based on a thorough and vigorous review of data gathered over years of research. The "Journey of Man" was an eye-opener and most revealing about the genesis of mankind and the "out of Africa" theory.

This study and the professional scientists, who performed the research and the DNA results, should put to rest the intrinsic thinking of "race" which accordingly, has no biological significance. I was very impressed with Dr. Spencer Wells' convictions that an in-depth analysis of various peoples' DNA, around the world, would test his hypothesis that humankind began in Africa.

It was extremely interesting to follow the "Journey" of the Africans' trek and to witness the contacts made with indigenous populations at various locations around the world.

Across the broad spectrum, there are no anatomical differences among human beings. This study reveals how African people, considered barbarous, populated the rest of the world. All civilizations, ancient and modern, owe their existence to the Africans' remarkable "Journey".

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Too much ego

This is disappointing in that the focus gravitates toward Well's personal journey. Much more information could have been given on the specific markers used to classify the migratory patterns, especially on what is unique...Read complete review

This is disappointing in that the focus gravitates toward Well's personal journey. Much more information could have been given on the specific markers used to classify the migratory patterns, especially on what is unique to each major group. Some of his assertions about being the first to visit or work with some groups is not really accurate, and the other experts brought in are sort of cherry picked rather than representing the best people to talk to about the various cultures. Less on Wells and more on the actual science would have helped.

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4.0

Really good job of tracing early man

By superwoodturner

from Gurnee, IL

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This DVD traces early man from Africa into the modern civilizations of today. It is particularly interesting, because it uses actual people who exist today and shows their relationship to our ancestors.

 
5.0

Excellent subject and Presentation

By Dedalus

from Los Angeles, CA

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Comments about PBS Journey of Man DVD:

I had seen this on TV long time ago; recently I signed up for the GENO2.0 program and I got my results. So, I wanted to review this film again and I am extremely pleased with its subject and presentation just as much as I am with my GENO2.0 results. My oral and written Family History comes alive now.
Thank you PBS for the nice work.

 
5.0

Inspiring

By Jeffy

from Madison WI

Comments about PBS Journey of Man DVD:

I saw this documentary years ago. It is a thrilling adventure. One that inspires us in our connectivity.

 
5.0

Have watched this video so many times...

By saucydot

from Portland, OR

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Comments about PBS Journey of Man DVD:

This is a wonderful video. Having watched it twice on OPB, I bought it to add to our collection. It is a fascinating story, one that the whole family can watch together. I am looking forward to introducing my grandchildren to it.
If you haven't seen it buy it today!

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5.0

Journey of Man DVD and PBS broadc ast

By Suzie

from Fremont, California

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Comments about PBS Journey of Man DVD:

I am so happy that this program was made.
I love History.
This program, done by Dr. Wells, is exceptional.
I have a little problem with the Aborigini section. I believe they did come from the piece of land they have been living on and it did originally break from the original piece of land.
Everything is timed in thousands of years.
I understand to make things simpler, just leave it at that. Thankyou. Suzanne Demers

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