Unlocking the secrets of humankind’s last great migration – a journey of scientific discovery with anthropologist Niobe Thompson.
They are the First Nations of the Americas. But what does science tell us about their origins? Until now, scientists believed a mammoth-hunting people called Clovis swept across the Bering Land Bridge and down an ice-free corridor to found a human presence in the New World. But new discoveries are overturning the Clovis paradigm. At this critical turning point, anthropologist Niobe Thompson takes us a fascinating journey, from Siberia, to the Bering Strait, to the world’s most advanced ancient-DNA laboratories, in search of the true “first peoples” of the New World.
Canada 2011, 45 mins. HD, Dir: Niobe Thompson & Tom Radford, Clearwater Documentary Inc.
Winner of Gemini Awards for "Best Direction" and "Best Photography in a Documentary" and AMPIA Awards for "Best Documentary", "Best Photography" and "Best Sound"
Code Breakers was premiered on CBC's The Nature of Things in January 2011.
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