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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

Out of the Cradle
Out of the Cradle

   2019    History
Life of a Universe
Life of a Universe

   2017    Science
One Strange Rock
One Strange Rock

   2018    Nature
Blue Planet II
Blue Planet II

   2017    Nature
Art of Eternity
Art of Eternity

   2007    Art
Racism: A History
Racism: A History

   2007    Culture
Black Hole Apocalypse
Black Hole Apocalypse

   2018    Science
Walking with Cavemen
Walking with Cavemen

   2003    History