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Last Human Standing

   2010    History
xamines the fate of the Neanderthals, our European cousins who died out as modern humans spread from Africa into Europe during the Ice Age. Did modern humans interbreed with Neanderthals or exterminate them? The program explores crucial evidence from the recent decoding of the Neanderthal genome. How did modern humans take over the world? New evidence suggests that they left Africa and colonized the rest of the globe far earlier, and for different reasons, than previously thought. As for Homo sapiens, we have planet Earth to ourselves today, but that's a very recent and unusual situation. For millions of years, many kinds of hominids co-existed. At one time Homo sapiens shared the planet with Neanderthals, Homo erectus, and the mysterious "Hobbits"–three-foot-high humans who thrived on the Indonesian island of Flores until as recently as 12,000 years ago. "Last Human Standing" examines why "we" survived while those other ancestral cousins died out. And it explores the provocative question: In what ways are we still evolving today?
Series: Becoming Human

Clash of the Gods: Tolkien Monsters

   2009    Art
Enter creator J.R.R. Tolkien's fantastical world of hobbits, orcs and wizards, and uncover the real life influences that shaped his epic fantasy, 'The Lord of the Rings'.
Series: Clash of the Gods

Inner Worlds Outer Worlds
Inner Worlds Outer Worlds

   2012    Culture
Galapagos with David Attenborough
Galapagos with David Attenborough

   2013    Nature
Leaving Neverland
Leaving Neverland

   2019    Culture
Wonders Of The Universe
Wonders Of The Universe

   2011    Science
The Big Think
The Big Think

   2017    Technology
Planet Earth
Planet Earth

   2007    Nature
A Perfect Planet
A Perfect Planet

   2021    Nature
History of the Eagles
History of the Eagles

   2013    History