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Deep Time and Human History

What will be left when we're all gone? Lewis Dartnell, Gaia Vince and David Farrier join Rana Mitter to look at the deepest of human history and futures.

What will be left when we're all gone? Can the stories left to us from millions of years in the past tell us what will remain millions of years in the future? Lewis Dartnell, Gaia Vince and David Farrier join Rana Mitter to look at the deepest of history.

Gaia Vince is the author of Transendence: How Humans Evolved Through Fire, Language, Beauty And Time
Lewis Dartnell's book is called Origins: How the earth shaped history
David Farrier has written a book called In Search of Future Fossils.

You can find a Free Thinking programme exploring rivers and geopolitics https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m00051hb
Matthew Sweet talks to animal expert Jane Goodall https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m00066qd
The influential writing of Arne Naess is discussed at in the middle of this programme after a conversation about the Thames estuary https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b07tzydt

Producer: Luke Mulhall

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44 minutes

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Thu 9 Apr 2020 22:00

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  • Thu 9 Apr 2020 22:00

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