Richard Rudgley searches for evidence of writing, medicine and architecture from the Neolithic or New Stone Age (8000 - 3000 BC), way before conventional history says they existed
Woolly mammoths and cave paintings aren't the only relics of the Ice Age. Richard finds evidence of beauty, social complexity and technological skill.
Richard meets Neanderthal Man: our supposedly stupid cousin who became extinct 30,000 years ago. Richard also questions the nature of progress and asks what we can learn from our Stone Age ancestors.