Decoding Neanderthals

BY ARROW MEDIA
RELEASED: 2001
RUNTIME: 60 min
EPISODES: 1
KEY PERSONNEL: Tom Brisley
CATEGORY: History, Science

Ice Age Europe was home to a different kind of human - the Neanderthals.

The ‘original caveman’, they were regarded as savage and backward creatures, without culture or language. Living in the same territories as the Homo sapiens for 10,000 years, as our ancestors prospered, the Neanderthals faced extinction. Decoding Neanderthals reveals how new discoveries in genetics and archaeology are challenging the traditional view of Neanderthals; painting an entirely different picture of our ancient relatives to reveal a legacy that remains with us to this day.