In this unique series, anthropologist and author Richard Rudgley challenges the image of early man as an unintelligent, club-wielding 'Fred Flintstone'.
According to the history books, civilisation began with the Egyptians 5000 years ago, but the series presents evidence of medicine, architecture, art - and the roots of writing - long before conventional history says they existed.
Rudgley travels through two million years of pre-history to paint a startling portrait of our ancient ancestors who, he claims, had the potential brainpower of Einstein and bodies just as advanced as those of today.
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Richard travels from New York to the Pyramids and beyond in search of evidence of writing, medicine and architecture from the Neolithic or…
Richard Rudgley continues his journey back in time and discovers that woolly mammoths and cave paintings aren't the only relics of the Ice…
In this final programme of the series, Richard Rudgley meets Neanderthal Man - our supposedly stupid cousin who became extinct 30,000 years…