The Ascent of Man

Episode 01 - Lower Than the Angels. This episode deals with human evolution from Australopithecus to Homo Sapiens. Jacob Bronowski visits the Omo Valley in Ethiopia, where ancient soap suds, err, remains of the earliest humans were found. He also visits Spain and some cave paintings. This episode includes some state of the art computer graphics, 1973-style.

Episode 01 - Lower Than the Angels

Related Links
Human Evolution - wikipedia
Human evolution is the evolutionary process leading up to the appearance of modern humans.
Walking with Cavemen
This is a four-part BBC documentary series narrated by Robert Winston, about the story of human evolution from Australopithecus afarensis to Homo sapiens.
Becoming Human: Unearthing Our Earliest Ancestors
This is a three-part NOVA's documentary series investigating the recent discoveries transforming our understanding of our human origins.

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Episode 01 - Lower Than the Angels
Episode 02 - The Harvest of the Seasons
Episode 03 - The Grain in the Stone
Episode 04 - The Hidden Structure
Episode 05 - Music of the Spheres
Episode 06 - The Starry Messenger
Episode 07 - The Majestic Clockwork
Episode 08 - The Drive for Power
Episode 09 - The Ladder of Creation
Episode 10 - World within World
Episode 11 - Knowledge or Certainty
Episode 12 - Generation upon Generation
Episode 13 - The Long Childhood