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This five-part docuseries explores the history of human settlement of the planet. Each episode focuses on a different continent and examine how humans came to be there, what they did when they got there, and how they migrated around and from the continent. The series aired in 2015 on PBS.

First Peoples is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (5 episodes). The series first aired on June 24, 2015.

Where do I stream First Peoples online? First Peoples is available for streaming on PBS, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch First Peoples on demand at Amazon Prime, Amazon, PBS, Google Play, Hoopla, Apple TV online.

1 Season, 5 Episodes
June 24, 2015
Documentary & Biography
Cast: Kerry Shale, John Hawks, Svante Pääbo
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First Peoples Full Episode Guide

  • Discover why Homo sapiens prevailed over the Neanderthals.

  • Learn how people in Australia managed to survive and flourish.

  • Discover a type of ancient human, living across Asia, whose genes helped us face down extinction.

  • Research suggests humans evolved in many places across Africa at the same time.

  • Learn why an underwater discovery may rewrite the story of early migration to the Americas.