First Peoples

Europe

Episode 5 | 54m 42s | Video has closed captioning.

When Homo sapiens turned up in prehistoric Europe, they ran into the Neanderthals. The two types of human were similar enough – intellectually and culturally - to interbreed. But as more Homo sapiens moved into Europe and the population increased, there was an explosion of art and symbolic thought which overwhelmed the Neanderthals.

Aired: 07/07/15

Expired: 12/31/69

Rating: NR

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How did Homo sapiens populate the Earth? This interactive map highlights recent dramatic advancements in our understanding of early human history. Grades: 6-12

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