Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Walking with Cavemen

If you have a chance to watch something interesting and educational on netflix over the Christmas holiday, may I suggest the BBC 2 part series "Walking with Cavemen".

It traces all upright apes to what may be our ancestors, the Neanderthal and the Cro-Magnon. All the actors are human with wonderful make-up and very little computer generated effects.

I remember being intrigued as a child learning about a young prehistoric child being buried surrounded with flowers. Just recently in England a small child was found in a prehistoric grave with a toy hedgehog carved from stone.

Their lives must have been so very hard. They say the skeletons of Neanderthal looked like they were rodeo riders. Fingers and ribs were broken many times in the course of every day life.

Have a good day


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