These segments from the PBS series The Human Spark are used to help students understand both the construction and context of some of the prehistoric tools which allowed early humans to survive and thrive.
These selected segments from THE HUMAN SPARK may used in the classroom alone or in conjunction with the lesson plan, Digging Up the Truth, to teach how archeologists discover and examine artifacts and use them to formulate theories explaining how humans were able to advance beyond our now-extinct cousins the Neanderthals.
These video segments from the PBS series The Human Spark investigate the differences and similarities between the respective social dynamics of humans and our closest primate relatives and what they may tell us about what—if anything—may make us uniquely human.
Alan Alda explores how much humans and chimps have in common, and what sets us apart. Watch the full episode now.
In this video, archaeologist Michel Toussaint describes how the first discovery of a Neanderthal skull in 1829 was ahead of its time.
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