Bones of Turkana

This Wednesday evening WOSU will present a new special from National Geographic, “Bones of Turkana”.   Viewers will follow famed paleoanthropologist Richard Leakey his wife, Meave, daughter Louise and their colleagues as they work in the arid northern regions of Kenya’s Turkana Basin to unravel the mysteries of human evolution.

While one of the Leakeys’ goals is to demonstrate the complexity and truth of human evolution, they also seek to show how the qualities that we proudly call human were all born in Africa.  Not everyone has always agreed on The Leakey’s findings over the years.  This program will not disappoint in generating discussion.

“Bones of Turkana” airs Wednesday, May 16 at 10pm on WOSU TV with an encore presentation Thursday, May 17 ay 10pm on WOSU PLUS.