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Our Most Mysterious Extinct Cousins

Season 6 Episode 12

About the Episode

There was a group of hominins, those creatures more closely related to us than to chimpanzees, that did take a different, parallel journey from our ancestors. Our paths ran beside each other - and potentially even crossed at times - but while ours led us here, theirs led to extinction. What happened to Paranthropus and what can their fate tell us about our past?

Aired: 01/22/24 | Expires: | Runtime: 9m 41s
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