In the not-too-distant past, humans shared this planet with other species of hominid. This series tells how, against all the odds, Homo sapiens survived.
This episode is set 75,000 years ago in India, following a catastrophic super-volcanic eruption which forced a showdown between our ancestors and a completely different species of human, Homo erectus, who up until that point had reigned supreme.
To see humanity’s journey across the entire planet, this interactive timeline gives an amazing overview of what has happened throughout the last 160.000 years.
Released 23 June, 2011. 60 min. Narrator: Geraldine James. TV documentary series.
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