The Human Family Tree

National Geographic Channel

Using the DNA from a few hundred people, The Human Family Tree traces man’s ancestral footsteps of humanity. The documentary details how all of us share common ancestors who embarked on very different journeys to all the corners of our world.

Forget your race or religious beliefs; we can all trace our beginnings back to the cradle of human life, East Africa. The film takes on an adventure of time to see what the journey of our genes may have been like, and where around the globe it took our ancestors.

At what time in our history did we first cross paths with other people living in our neighborhood? The people of this quintessential American melting pot find out that their connections go much deeper than a common ZIP code.


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