11 episodes

Dig into the past and explore the greatest mysteries of natural history with the team behind the hit YouTube series PBS Eons. From the dawn of the dinosaurs to downtown Los Angeles, we’re covering what we know — and what we still don’t know — about the history of life on Earth.

Eons: Mysteries of Deep Time PBS

    • Science

Dig into the past and explore the greatest mysteries of natural history with the team behind the hit YouTube series PBS Eons. From the dawn of the dinosaurs to downtown Los Angeles, we’re covering what we know — and what we still don’t know — about the history of life on Earth.

    What Happened To The Neandertals?

    What Happened To The Neandertals?

    Studies have found Neandertal DNA in people living in - and descended from - populations in Europe, Asia, and, most recently, Africa. So, in a way, these ancient relatives of ours are somehow both here and gone. We know we shared the planet with them in the not-so-distant past… But what happened to them?

    Eons: Mysteries of Deep Time is produced by Complexly for PBS.

    © 2022 PBS. All rights reserved.

    • 17 min
    Who Were The Denisovans?

    Who Were The Denisovans?

    The Denisovans are a human relative discovered just over a decade ago. The DNA from the very small number of fossils found suggest they were around as long as the Neanderthals. Yet anthropologists have gathered way more evidence for Neanderthals. Where are the Denisovans hiding?

    Eons: Mysteries of Deep Time is produced by Complexly for PBS.
    © 2022 PBS. All rights reserved.

    • 20 min
    What Did The Past Sound Like?

    What Did The Past Sound Like?

    How do we start to reconstruct the soundscapes of the past? Using modern environments, living representatives of ancient groups, and fossil anatomy, paleontologists have attempted to figure out what the past sounded like. And so far we’ve found the lead singers change, but the backup singers remain familiar.

    Eons: Mysteries of Deep Time is produced by Complexly for PBS.
    © 2022 PBS. All rights reserved.

    • 17 min
    The Lost Human Fossils of World War II

    The Lost Human Fossils of World War II

    Between 1927 and 1937, paleontologists excavated fossils from about 40 members of the species that today we call Homo erectus from a site in China known as Dragon Bone Hill. And then World War II broke out and the fossils were lost. In this episode, we trace their path as far as the historical record will take us and explore what might’ve happened to them after their last sighting in early December, 1941.

    Eons: Mysteries of Deep Time is produced by Complexly for PBS.
    © 2022 PBS. All rights reserved.

    • 18 min
    Why Do We Care About What Happened Millions Of Years Ago? (Mailbag Episode with Hank Green)

    Why Do We Care About What Happened Millions Of Years Ago? (Mailbag Episode with Hank Green)

    Former host of Eons and our current boss Hank Green joins Kallie, Michelle, and Blake for a Q&A episode where we discuss everything from why all this matters to what specifically did sauropods taste like?

    Eons: Mysteries of Deep Time is produced by Complexly for PBS.
    © 2022 PBS. All rights reserved.

    • 40 min
    The Strange Graveyard At The Cleveland-Lloyd Dinosaur Quarry

    The Strange Graveyard At The Cleveland-Lloyd Dinosaur Quarry

    There's something strange about the Cleveland-Lloyd Dinosaur Quarry. The fossils found there date back to the Late Jurassic Period and one species accounts for roughly two-thirds of all the bones: Allosaurus fragilis. But what killed all these big predators? Was the site itself a deadly trap, like the La Brea Tar Pits? Or was it a poisoned spring? Or was it simply a watering hole? This episode will dig into the mystery of this dinosaur graveyard.

    Eons: Mysteries of Deep Time is produced by Complexly for PBS.
    © 2022 PBS. All rights reserved.

    • 19 min

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