Koobi Fora, an area of anthropological dig sites in northern Kenya, is home to fossils and artifacts that show us the beginnings of human civilization - a "cradle of humankind," according to Dr. Brian Richmond, Professor of Anthropology at George Washington University. He and his team have been traveling to the region for years, and have also found the beginnings of humanity's relationship with climate change. The climate has changed before, and our ancestors have lived through it, survived and adapted.
Changes in diet and innovations in technology enabled us to weather a rapidly changing climate in the past. Can we draw on what our ancestors discovered to find ways to adapt to our current climate conundrum? Dr. Richmond and his team take us to their dig in the field to try and find these lessons from deep time.