Friday, February 28, 2014

Secrets of the Stone Age 3 – The Human Story

In the final episode of the Secrets of the Stone Age - The Human Story, Richard Rudgley takes a look at the Middle Palaeolithic, from 200,000 to 38,000 years ago, and a close examination of the Neanderthal, a highly intelligent creature which existed alongside our ancestors just 30,000 years ago, give or take. 

Neanderthal has been hugely misrepresented as a dumb creature, but they made sophisticated tools - sometimes better than our own - buried their dead, made necklaces and other ornaments and even interbred with human beings.

What a shame this creature died out - what an interesting world it would be if there was another creature sitting next to us at work! In the last segment of this episode we go back farther in time to the lower Palaeolithic, from 200,000 BC to 2 million years ago.

Secrets of the Stone Age is available on DVD along with its companion book from Amazon.
Secrets Of The Stone Age 3 - The Human Story
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