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NOVA: First Horse Warriors

Airs Wednesday, May 15, 2019 at 9 p.m. & Sunday, May 19 at 2 p.m. on KPBS TV + May 19 at 9 p.m. on KPBS 2

Wild horse herds and Yamnaya riders, Central Asian steppe.

Credit: Courtesy of Handful of Films

Above: Wild horse herds and Yamnaya riders, Central Asian steppe.

The advent of horse riding changed the course of human history and the genetic makeup of humankind.

Horse riding played a key role in human expansion and civilization. But when and how did people first master these animals?

On "First Horse Warriors," NOVA follows scientists who use archeology and genetics to uncover clues about the first horse riders and how they shaped the world.

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Horse riding played a key role in human expansion and civilization. But when and how did people first master these animals? Scientists use archeology and genetics to uncover clues about the first horse riders and how they shaped the world.

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