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Study Up For 'Think': The World Until Yesterday

National Geographic Television
Jared Diamond has studied tribes in New Guinea for 50 years.

Our established ways of living as consumptive, independent residents of cities and towns is very new in the big picture of world history. Just 100 years ago, millions of people lived off the grid in tiny tribes. And some of them remain today in New Guinea and the Amazon. Pulitzer Prize-winning scientist Jared Diamond explained the values of traditional societies to Think host Krys Boyd in January.

Watch Diamond explain how traditional societies treat the elderly, for instance, and how we measure up, for National Geographic TV.

Jared Diamond: Lessons From Hunter-Gatherers from National Geographic Live on

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