For hundreds of thousands of years our ancestors depended on wild plants and animals for survival.
Then a revolution occurred – our ancestors’ interaction with other species changed. They began to tame them. The human population boomed; civilisation began.
Anthropologist, writer and broadcaster Alice Roberts has presented the BBC series Origins of Us, Coast and The Celts. Here she uncovers the deep history of familiar species – with a focus on dogs – and how becoming part of our world changed them, and they in turn became essential to the survival and success of our own species.
Enlightening, wide-ranging and endlessly fascinating, Roberts’ talk encompasses thousands of years of history and archaeology alongside cutting-edge genetics and anthropology.