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Louise Leakey:
A dig for humanity's origins

TED2008 · 15:36 · Filmed Feb 2008
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Louise Leakey: A dig for humanity's origins
15:36 · Filmed February 2008 at TED2008 · Subtitles available in 22 languages

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.

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