American pubcaster PBS has teamed with UK-based Warner Bros. subsidiary Wall to Wall to produce a four-part series that travels across the globe to identify the four cornerstones of civilization: war, religion, cities and trade.
First Civilizations will examine how humans went from mobile foragers to creating villages, towns, cities and states by utilizing the latest in archaeological discoveries, new theories and dramatic reconstructions to paint a picture of the ancient world.
The specialist factual series travels across Mexico, Guatemala, Iraq, Turkey, Egypt, India, Pakistan, Oman, Morocco, France, Germany, Japan, the UK and U.S.
First Civilizations airs across PBS at 9 p.m. ET/PT beginning on April 24.
First Civilizations expands on the five-part PBS First Peoples series, which explored the evolution of prehistoric humans and broadcast in 2016.