Walking with Cavemen

Walking with Cavemen is a four-part BBC documentary series narrated by Robert Winston, about the story of human evolution from Australopithecus afarensis to Homo sapiens. Traveling back in time from 3.5 million years ago to 30,000 years ago, Robert Winston talks about the physical and mental evolution of the humanity, through the stories of representative members of the various species: Australopithecus afarensis, Paranthropus boisei, Homo habilis, Homo rudolfensis, Homo ergaster, Homo erectus, Homo heidelbergensis, Homo neanderthalensis, and Homo sapiens.

Episode 1 - First Ancestors

Episode 1 - First Ancestors
This episode is set 3.5 million years ago in Ethiopia. Following the famous Lucy and her relatives, it features the ability to walk on two legs of Australopithecus afarensis.

Episode 2 - Blood Brothers
This episode is set 2 million years ago in East Africa. Paranthropus boisei, Homo habilis and Homo rudolfensis coexist, and each of the species has exploited the environment in a different way.

Episode 3 - Savage Family
This episode looks at human evolution from 1.5 million years ago to 500,000 years ago, following the lives of a group of Homo ergaster.

Episode 4 - The Survivors
Featuring the mental evolution of the humanity from 400,000 years ago to 30,000 years ago, this episode shows the lives of the species - Homo heidelbergensis, Homo neanderthalensis and Homo sapiens.

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Walking with Cavemen is a four-part television documentary series about human evolution produced by the BBC in the United Kingdom.
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