April 09, 2014

New PBS series features scientists from ASU's Institute of Human Origins

Posted: April 09, 2014
William Kimbel, Neil Shubin and Donald Johanson in Hadar, Ethiopia
William Kimbel, Neil Shubin and Donald Johanson in Hadar, Ethiopia in 2012.
Photo by: Windfall Films
Hadar, Ethiopia, field research
Students and local Afar people looking for fossils in the Rift Valley of Ethiopia.
Photo by: ASU Institute of Human Origins
IHO Field Camp, Hadar, Ethiopia
Institute of Human Origins Field Camp, Hadar, Ethiopia.
Photo by: ASU Institute of Human Origins

Beginning April 9 and continuing on April 16 and April 23, a new three-episode PBS series, "Your Inner Fish," will air on Eight, Arizona PBS at 9 p.m. MST. The April 23 episode of this new science documentary features footage shot in Ethiopia at the time of the 2012 Institute of Human Origins’ field school in Hadar, Ethiopia, led by institute director William Kimbel, and on-site interviews with Kimbel and institute founding director Donald Johanson. 

Four-minute video trailers for the series feature Kimbel and Johanson in the Rift Valley of Ethiopia speaking with series host and paleobiologist Neil Shubin in “Ancient Hands, Ancient Tools,” and again with Johanson in the IHO Hadar field camp research tents in “Amazing Places, Amazing Fossils: Lucy,” at http://www.pbs.org/your-inner-fish/watch/.

More information on the program can be found at http://www.pbs.org/your-inner-fish/home/.

The Institute of Human Origins is a research center of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences in the School of Human Evolution and Social Change.

Julie Russ, jruss@asu.edu
Institute Of Human Origins