WHO WAS THE REAL NEANDERTHAL?

Transforming our understanding of human evolution

Neanderthals – our distant cousins from 400,000 years ago – have long been thought of as brutish and dim-witted. In today’s culture, to be called a Neanderthal is the ultimate insult. But it’s been impossible to truly grasp who they were and how they lived… until now. New archeological discoveries, combined with the latest scientific techniques, are bringing us one step closer to Neanderthals… and revealing that they were much closer to the US than we ever imagined! This awe-inspiring journey follows experts as they uncover the Real Neanderthal. They find that Neanderthals were social and caring. They were primitive artists – capable of abstract thought – and perhaps the inventors of the earliest-ever form of graphic communication. They also had advanced medical knowledge, remarkable tools and hunting techniques, and an astonishing mastery of fire!

BROADCASTERS

TEAM

Producers
Josette D. Normandeau, André Barro, Amy Webb

Scriptwriters
Caroline Bacle & Pascale Bilodeau

Director
Yanick Rose

Creative Producer
Caroline Bacle

Composer
Frédérick Weber

Genre
Documentary – Science

Format
1 x 49’

Languages
English, French

Shooting Format
4K

Delivery
HDCAM SR, 4K

Copyright 2020

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