When scientists announced the discovery of Ida, the most complete early primate fossil ever found, the world was stunned by the extraordinary detail preserved for 47 million years. And the debate began about Ida's place in the story of evolution. Could she be one of our earliest ancestors - a remarkable link between the first primates and modern humans? With exclusive access to Ida, and the team of world-renowned scientists studying her, this documentary film follows the amazing detective story that followed Ida's discovery, carried out in secret for two years. Using the latest scientific techniques to analyse and verify the fossil, the team begins to piece together Ida's forensic secrets and investigate the link between Ida and human evolution. Using state-of-the-art graphics, The Link takes us on an epic evolutionary journey, opening a stunningly evocative window into our past, showing how Ida changes what we know about primate evolution, and ultimately, challenging our idea of what it is to be human and where we came from.
A must for natural history boffs.
- The Link review by JD
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I am interested in natural history (and you have to be to order this one) and was surprised that I had never heard of this pivotal fossil. It really is the most important and impressively complete in the history of the evolution of man. If you can watch a film about palaeoanthropology for 60 minutes this is the one to watch.