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Mysteries of mankind

Author: Barbara JampelRichard KileyNational Geographic Society (U.S.)WQED (Television station : Pittsburgh, Pa.)National Geographic Video (Firm)All authors
Publisher: [Washington, D.C.] : National Geographic Video ; [Stamford, CT] : Vestron Video, [1989], ©1988.
Series: National Geographic video.
Edition/Format:   VHS video : VHS tape   Visual material : English : [Collector's ed.]View all editions and formats
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Traces anthropological research in human evolution, beginning with discoveries in Africa of australopithecine bones, the Leakeys' discoveries in the African Rift Valley and Olduvai Gorge, Johanson's work in Hadar, Ethiopia. Includes discussion of dating techniques such as laser dating, and the search for a common ancestor.
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Genre/Form: Television programs
Films for the hearing impaired
Science television programs
Documentary television programs
Television series
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Barbara Jampel; Richard Kiley; National Geographic Society (U.S.); WQED (Television station : Pittsburgh, Pa.); National Geographic Video (Firm); Vestron Video (Firm)
ISBN: 0805107142 : 9780805107142
OCLC Number: 19791503
Notes: Originally broadcast 1988 as a segment from National Geographic Society special.
Closed captioned for the hearing impaired.
Credits: Edited by John Dabney ; music by Scott Harper ; photography by Erik Daarstad ... [et al.].
Performer(s): Narrated by Richard Kiley.
Description: 1 videocassette (60 min.) : sd., col. with b&w sequences ; 1/2 in.
Details: VHS.
Series Title: National Geographic video.
Other Titles: National Geographic Society special.
Responsibility: produced by the National Geographic Society and WQED Pittsburgh ; written and produced by Barbara Jampel.

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Traces anthropological research in human evolution, beginning with discoveries in Africa of australopithecine bones, the Leakeys' discoveries in the African Rift Valley and Olduvai Gorge, Johanson's work in Hadar, Ethiopia. Includes discussion of dating techniques such as laser dating, and the search for a common ancestor.

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