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This is a journey of life, death, and drama from millions of years ago. This is the inheritance of every man, woman and child on the planet today. Spanning both the immense time-scale of evolutionary change, and the intimacy of individual lives, Walking with Cavemen brings the presenter and viewer eye-to-eye with our ancient ancestors. This is the story of how a powerful cocktail of extraordinary traits combined to produce an animal that came to dominate the world. State-of-the-art special effect techniques bring to life scientifically accurate reconstructions of our human ancestors, while computer graphics and innovative digital technology recreate the environment in which the dramas of our ape-men unfold. This is the definitive story of human evolution - told in a revolutionary way.

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Description

This is a journey of life, death, and drama from millions of years ago. This is the inheritance of every man, woman and child on the planet today. Spanning both the immense time-scale of evolutionary change, and the intimacy of individual lives, Walking with Cavemen brings the presenter and viewer eye-to-eye with our ancient ancestors. This is the story of how a powerful cocktail of extraordinary traits combined to produce an animal that came to dominate the world. State-of-the-art special effect techniques bring to life scientifically accurate reconstructions of our human ancestors, while computer graphics and innovative digital technology recreate the environment in which the dramas of our ape-men unfold. This is the definitive story of human evolution - told in a revolutionary way.

    • EPISODE 1

    First Ancestors

    Journeying millions of years into the past, Professor Robert Winston goes on the trail of Australopithecus afarensis, an ape who took the first step towards modern man. See how bi-pedalism opens the door to an astonishing set of new skills and abilities that change the shape of human life on Earth.

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    • 29 Minutes

    Journeying millions of years into the past, Professor Robert Winston goes on the trail of Australopithecus afarensis, an ape who took the first step towards modern man. See how bi-pedalism opens the door to an astonishing set of new skills and abilities that change the shape of human life on Earth.

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    • 29 Minutes
    • EPISODE 2

    Blood Brothers

    Two specimens of ape-man are examined by Professor Robert Winston - the gentle, root-munching Paranthropus boisei and the enterprising scavenger Homo habilis. Who had the best strategy for survival in their prehistoric world?

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    Two specimens of ape-man are examined by Professor Robert Winston - the gentle, root-munching Paranthropus boisei and the enterprising scavenger Homo habilis. Who had the best strategy for survival in their prehistoric world?

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    • 29 Minutes
    • EPISODE 3

    Savage Family

    An extraordinary new breed of ape-men called Homo egaster has taken over Africa. They are expert tool makers, food-finders and travellers, but where they differ most from their predecessors is in their communal lifestyle.

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    An extraordinary new breed of ape-men called Homo egaster has taken over Africa. They are expert tool makers, food-finders and travellers, but where they differ most from their predecessors is in their communal lifestyle.

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    • 29 Minutes
    • EPISODE 4

    The Survivors

    The path of human evolution split into two 300,000 years ago. While the Neanderthal adapted to the European Ice Age, his African cousin faced a devastating drought.

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    • 29 Minutes

    The path of human evolution split into two 300,000 years ago. While the Neanderthal adapted to the European Ice Age, his African cousin faced a devastating drought.

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    • 29 Minutes
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