Sunday, August 21, 2005

Neanderthal

Neanderthal - This is an illustrated overview of Neanderthal living. It was created to accompany a TV show that followed the story of a small clan of Neanderthals living in Southwest France 35,000 years ago.

In addition to notes on how the show was made, there is a Neanderthal Fact File which examines the history of Neanderthal research and debunks many myths. There are also notes on how they lived including fire lighting and tool making.

From the site:

Neanderthal was the story of the rise and fall of one of the most successful human species that ever lived. A species that survived for over a quarter of a million years, living through and adapting to the most violent extremes of climate. A species that thrived - until modern man came along.

This revealing two-part drama documentary combined the latest scientific research with a stunning mixture of drama and cutting edge 3D animation to reconstruct the lives of these remarkable early humans. In the second part, the advanced Cro-Magnons arrive and a new Ice Age is dawning.

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