Human Evolution: Clash of The Cavemen

Oct 27, 2023 | Science, Videos

The clash between Neanderthals and Cro-Magnon humans is an event of epic proportions; one that shaped human history forever. In the documentary, Clash of The Cavemen, HISTORY uses cinematic re-creations and state-of-the-art CGI to bring this ancient conflict to life with an uncanny realism.

Set against the harsh backdrop of Ice Age Europe 25,000 BC, the two species battle for supremacy like nothing ever seen before. On one side we have the Neanderthals: stocky in build and capable of tolerating immense physical pain. On the other are their adversaries, the Cro-Magnons; weaker in build but possessing a brain far more advanced than any other creature in existence.

To bring this tale to life as accurately as possible, HISTORY has harnessed cutting-edge archaeological research – such as data from the ongoing Neanderthal genome mapping project at Germany’s Max Planck Institute – as well as up-to-the minute facts about the environment they inhabited. They must contend with massive four legged predators, punishing temperatures and endless threats of starvation – all while vying for primacy over one another.

Clash of The Cavemen is truly a unique experience; one that immerses viewers into a world long forgotten and provides insight into humanity’s distant past. We invite you to explore this epic struggle between two species and witness how it determined our fate for generations to come.

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