Exploring the Past
By National Geographic Live
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Join scientists and historians in the search for clues on how we can adapt to a changing world.
|1||Closed CaptioningVideoDiscovering Homo Naledi: Journey to Find a Human Ancestor, Part 3||In part three, Lee Berger shares some of the challenges his team faced in the effort to recover the fossils, and he discusses Homo naledi's significance in understanding human origins. Many thought that the time for field exploration in the search for human origins was over. Then in 2013, paleoanthropologist and National Geographic Explorer-In-Residence Lee Berger made a remarkable discovery: While exploring the Rising Star cave system in South Africa, his team stumbled upon one of the greatest fossil discoveries in the past half century. They found a new species of human ancestor that could very well change the way we think about human ancestry and evolution.||7/11/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
|2||Closed CaptioningVideoDiscovering Homo Naledi: Journey to Find a Human Ancestor, Part 2||In part two, Lee Berger shares the story behind the recovery of the fossils and the incredible scientists who risked their lives to excavate the fossils in the cramped cave system. Many thought that the time for field exploration in the search for human origins was over. Then in 2013, paleoanthropologist and National Geographic Explorer-In-Residence Lee Berger made a remarkable discovery: While exploring the Rising Star cave system in South Africa, his team stumbled upon one of the greatest fossil discoveries in the past half century. They found a new species of human ancestor that could very well change the way we think about human ancestry and evolution.||7/5/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
|3||Closed CaptioningVideoDiscovering Homo Naledi: Journey to Find a Human Ancestor, Part 1||Many thought that the time for field exploration in the search for human origins was over. Then in 2013, paleoanthropologist and National Geographic Explorer-In-Residence Lee Berger made a remarkable discovery: While exploring the Rising Star cave system in South Africa, his team stumbled upon one of the greatest fossil discoveries in the past half century. They found a new species of human ancestor that could very well change the way we think about human ancestry and evolution. In part one, Berger talks about the circumstances and passion that drove him to make this incredible find and the cavers who saw it first.||6/27/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
|4||VideoClimate Change Through Bill Nye’s Eyes||Entertaining and fun, Bill Nye takes the stage at National Geographic headquarters to talk about his experiences with climate change and how he hopes to combat the problem through technology.||11/17/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
|5||Closed CaptioningVideoThe Quest for Genghis Khan's Lost Tomb||Albert Lin combines the use of cutting-edge imaging technology, crowdsourcing, and on-the-ground exploration to search for the lost tomb of Genghis Khan in Mongolia.||6/22/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
|6||Closed CaptioningVideoCulture Heroes: Fredrik Hiebert||From Afghanistan to Peru, National Geographic Archaeology Fellow Fredrik Hiebert shares his enthusiasm for protecting cultural heritage by helping to repatriate looted artifacts.||6/27/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
|7||Closed CaptioningVideoCulture Heroes: Corine Wegener||Corine Wegener is a modern-day monuments woman, traveling the globe with the formidable goal of preserving the cultural heritage of nations in conflict.||6/16/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
|8||Closed CaptioningVideoCulture Heroes: Sarah Parcak||Archaeologist and National Geographic Fellow Sarah Parcak uses satellite imagery to track the destruction of cultural heritage sites.||6/9/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
|9||Closed CaptioningVideoCulture Heroes: Fernando Paiz||Fernando Paiz and La Ruta Maya work tirelessly to rescue, conserve, and preserve Maya cultural heritage by recovering artifacts illegally taken from their home country.||6/5/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
|10||Closed CaptioningVideoPeruvian Gold||Marvel at centuries of dazzling craftsmanship in gold and silver with National Geographic Archaeology Fellow Fredrik Hiebert as he explores the history and treasures of Peru's rich pre-Inca heritage.||5/20/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
|11||Closed CaptioningVideoSavage Harvest||In a real-life detective story, chronicled for his book Savage Harvest, author Carl Hoffman uncovers damning evidence and lives among the Asmat tribespeople to find out if Michael Rockefeller's mysterious disappearance was the result of cannibalism, a government cover-up, or both.||5/5/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
|12||VideoPirate Treasure Found||After years of searching, this underwater explorer made world headlines with his discovery of the first fully verified pirate shipwreck.||6/10/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
|13||VideoJohn Wesley Powell: From the Depths of the Grand Canyon||A true hero of the American West, John Wesley Powell made the first descent of the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon. A National Geographic founding member who gave the Society's first lecture on February 13, 1888, this larger-than-life explorer is brought to the stage by Clay Jenkinson.||4/29/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
|14||VideoAdding Time to the Maya Clock||National Geographic grantee and archaeologist Bill Saturno reveals simple proof that the Maya—contrary to popular belief—believed the world would continue well past 2012.||12/17/2012||Free||View in iTunes|
|15||Video1001 Inventions||What do water fountains, rocket jet packs, and graduation robes all have in common? Emeritus Professor Salim T.S. Al-Hassani reveals the enduring legacy of Muslim civilization.||11/5/2012||Free||View in iTunes|
|16||VideoThe Statues That Walked||Easter Island archaeologists Terry Hunt and Carl Lipo offer a radically different theory of the island's history.||8/10/2012||Free||View in iTunes|
|17||VideoWalking With Giants: How the Easter Island Moai Moved||For centuries, the mystery of how the colossal stone statues of Easter Island moved captivated scientists. See their theories come to life.||8/10/2012||Free||View in iTunes|
|18||VideoRestore the Titanic||National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence Robert Ballard discovered the Titanic and wants to preserve the most famous ship in history from plunder and decay.||5/21/2012||Free||View in iTunes|
|19||VideoTitanic's Graveyard||Dr. Robert Ballard explores the haunting wreckage of the Titanic strewn over 1,000 acres of seabed.||5/21/2012||Free||View in iTunes|
|20||VideoPainting the Titanic||Underwater explorer Robert Ballard hopes to paint the Titanic where it sits at the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean. The only question is: What color?||5/21/2012||Free||View in iTunes|
|21||VideoThe Battle of Shiloh 1862||Author Winston Groom writes that Shiloh was the first battle in the Civil War that shocked Americans into seeing how long and how terrible the war would become.||4/23/2012||Free||View in iTunes|
|22||VideoJosie Underwood's Civil War Diary||A young southern belle chronicles the times when Union and Confederate troops invaded her home in Bowling Green, Kentucky.||4/23/2012||Free||View in iTunes|
|23||VideoThe King James Bible||British author Adam Nicolson offers a sweeping look at the work that went into translating the King James Bible, first published 400 years ago and still the most influential Bible translation of all time.||2/27/2012||Free||View in iTunes|
|24||VideoThe Human Journey||Nat Geo Explorer-in-Residence Spencer Wells maps the history of human migration by analyzing the DNA of hundreds of thousands of people around the world.||1/23/2012||Free||View in iTunes|
|25||VideoPart Ape, Part Human: The Fossils of Malapa||Professor Lee Berger and his son stumble across an amazing find in South Africa—two-million-year-old fossils of an unkown species of ape-like creatures.||11/21/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
|26||VideoLeonardo's Universe||Bulent Atalay, himself a scientist and artist, offers a comprehensive look at Leonardo da Vinci, his work, and the many ways this enigmatic genius has influenced our world.||6/10/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
|27||VideoNG Live Interview: Bulent Atalay||Go behind the scenes and hear scientist, artist, and author Bulent Atalay elaborate on Leonardo da Vinci's genius, contradictions, and new discoveries.||6/10/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
|28||VideoThe Untold Civil War||Historian James Robertson reveals surprising, little-known aspects of the Civil War in a remarkable human history of the conflict.||2/6/2012||Free||View in iTunes|
|29||VideoA Soldier's Script||Historian James Robertson tells of a young man who lost his arm in the Civil War, but went on to win an award for penmanship.||2/6/2012||Free||View in iTunes|
|30||Video"The Cross-Eyed Beast"||Historian James Robertson takes on one of the most hated figures of the Civil War—Major General Benjamin Franklin Butler.||2/6/2012||Free||View in iTunes|
|31||VideoPalenque and the Ancient Maya World||Archaeologists and National Geographic grantees George and David Stuart offer keen insights into the art and culture of the Mayans.||8/22/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
|32||VideoNG Live Interview: George & David Stuart||Father and son archaeologists discuss their shared passion for exploring ancient Mesoamerica.||8/22/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
|33||VideoCradle of Gold: The Story of Hiram Bingham and Machu Picchu||Historian Christopher Heaney relates how 100 years ago Hiram Bingham stepped into the astounding ruins of Machu Picchu, the lost city of the Incas.||7/29/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
A must see!
Amazing, thank you N.G.
I've just watched the Leonardo's Universe episode. It's a truly fascinating lecture. Thanks for a great work!