06-02-12, 07:46 PM #1
Best human evolution documentary
I'm not a physical anthropologist, but of general branches of science I find it fascinating. What is your most liked human evolution documentary?
The BBC ones are good, IMO. Especially Walking with Cavemen, and Battle for Earth. Though the latter made me laugh, since they showed contemporary black people as early homo sapiens and they spoke English Before we ruled the world is also good (produced by one of the US networks, I'm not sure which).
Also, as a tangential point, it seems a no-brainer why we are the only living member of the Homo genus. Compared even to middle homo species (such as Heidelbergensis, erectus or the Neanderthals) it seems our language capabilities are more advanced. Moreover, middle homo/archaic homo sapiens showed no evidence for abstract thought or true sapience.
06-02-12, 09:25 PM #2
I also liked Becoming Human a few years ago on PBS. It's short, though, only three hour long episodes.
06-02-12, 10:44 PM #3
"Cosmos" touches on it frequently and sometimes, in depth.
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