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A dig for humanity's origins

TED2008 · 15:36 · Filmed Feb 2008
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Louise Leakey asks, "Who are we?" The question takes her to the Rift Valley in Eastern Africa, where she digs for the evolutionary origins of humankind — and suggests a stunning new vision of our competing ancestors.

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Paleoanthropologist
Louise Leakey hunts for hominid fossils in East Africa, in the family tradition. Full bio

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