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First Peoples

WCNY in partnership with Syracuse’s Milton J. Rubenstein Museum of Science & Technology (MOST) present a free preview screening of the new PBS series “First Peoples.”

The series premieres at 9 p.m. June 24 on WCNY.

Date  |  June 23
Address  |  The MOST 500 S. Franklin St., Syracuse, NY  13202  
Time  |  7 p.m.
Cost  |  Free and open to the community 

“First Peoples” is a global detective story, featuring new fossil finds and the latest genetic research. It’s a story that revolves around a shocking revelation. See how the mixing of prehistoric human genes led the way for our species to survive and thrive around the globe. Archaeology, genetics and anthropology cast new light on 200,000 years of history, detailing how early humans became dominant. Each of the five episodes – Americas, Africa, Asia, Australia and Europe – visits a different continent to explore how our ancestors beat the odds and spread from continent to continent and what was the secret to their success.

Mike Beardsley, a member of the Wm. Beauchamp chapter of the NYS Archaeological Association will set the stage for video preview clips of the series by discussing what archaeology tells us about the first Americans and how they got here and how recent archaeological finds and research are raising new questions and controversy about who these “first people” were. Beardsley is working with the New York State Museum to explore a rare cluster of Paleo Indian sites that he discovered near Canastota, NY.

This free event is made possible, in part, by a grant from PBS.

Watch the preview