A series of documentary movies about those who study human origins and what they have found.
The Cave of Lascaux
This site is designed just like the cave these ancient drawings are in. Have fun wandering down the dark passages.
Cooking Clan of the Cave Bear Style!
Boiling water in a skin pot over a fire (or not…)
Site follows the latest discoveries and the debates about the finds in links to science journals. Illustrated.
A Shockwave game. This activity shows the major hominid (human or human-like) species discovered to date, when they lived, and how they might be related to each other.
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The Iceman’s Last Meal
Find out what the Iceman ate eight hours before he died, some 5,000 years ago.
The Life & Times of Early Man
Why did Cro-Magnon man crawl on his belly through dangerous mazes in deep dark caves? How did the “Upright Man” travel from Africa to America without a boat? Who were the Neandertals? Did man live at the same time as dinosaurs? Find out here!
Neanderthal – Channel 4 Television
Neanderthal was the story of the rise and fall of one of the most successful human species that ever lived. A species that survived for over a quarter of a million years, living through and adapting to the most violent extremes of climate. A species that thrived – until modern man came along.
Origins of Humankind
Slide shows and activities for kids about the 8 million years or so of human evolution. From PBS.
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Ötzi, the glacier man
Information about the mumified prehistoric glacier man from the Alps, a.k.a. “Ötzi”. Pictures from his reconstructed gear, and the latest discoveries about this unique finding.
Walking With Cavemen
Professor Robert Winston meets Lucy, the first upright ape, and follows her ancestors on the three-million-year journey to civilisation.
Who’s Who of Early Man
Mr. Donn summarizes Early Humans – Lucy, Neanderthals, Cro-Magnon and more!