Explorer and scientist Paul Sereno made an extraordinary discovery in the middle of the Sahara desert: While prospecting for dinosaur bones, he stumbled across an ancient human cemetery more than 5,000 years older than the Egyptian pyramids. Who were these people and what were they doing in the middle of the desert? How did they live and die? What can this mystery tell us about our planet? And why are there two distinct groups of people here, existing thousands of years apart? Go back into the desert with Sereno and his team, who are excavating new burials and making new finds.
Have you ever watched a National Geographic film about some incredibly remote, dangerous place, and then wondered what the people behind the cameras had to go through to capture the action? Bryan Smith, an award-winning filmmaker for the National Geographic Channel, shares gripping, behind-the-scenes moments from his assignments to document extreme feats and high adventure in the world’s most challenging environments.
Join us for National Geographic Live! with Bryan Smith, February 15, 2014 @ 7:30pm – 9:30pm, Muriel Kauffman Theatre at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts.