Join anatomist Dr Alice Roberts in a new series that reveals how your body tells the story of human evolution. The way you look, think and behave is the product of a 6 million year struggle for survival that transformed us from forest dwelling apes to the most successful species on the planet.
Alice looks at how our body has been shaped by the evolutionary journey of our ancestors as they stood, walked and ran for survival. It’s given us back-pain, narrow waists, the shape of our bottoms and our naked skin.
she charts how our ancestors’ hunt for food has driven the shape of our face, the size of our brain and even the way we attract the opposite sex.
And in Brains
Alice explores how living till old age and learning from one another has shaped our large clever brain - and looks at why we are the only one of our kind still living today.