Deep Time History: Series 1
By revealing the surprising links between human History and Deep Time, this series shows how our civilization and innovations are driven not only by decisions we make or victories on the battlefield, but by Physics, Geology, Biology, Chemistry—by forces so far back in time, that the formation of our planet secretly shaped the stories we thought we knew.
Part 1: Rise Of Civilization
About 8,000 BC, in a few select places some people begin to experiment with a new way of harvesting energy. They’re growing their own crops. An act so simple, it’s hard to believe it will kick start a revolution. But it will. These are the first seeds, literally, of the rise of civilization.
Part 2: Age of Discovery
Columbus has no idea that because of Earth’s geology and geography he won’t get to his destination…or how that epic failure will make his voyage one of the most influential expeditions in the history of humankind. Let’s add an asteroid hitting the earth billions of years ago and connect the dots…
Part 3: Industrial Revolution and Modern Warfare
The Industrial Revolution and the rise of modern warfare have roots in the depths of time—in the natural process that enriches the soil. How do prehistoric forests link to the development of steam engines, and the rise of modern industry?