In this landmark documentary series about the evolution of man answers fundamental questions. Who were our ancestors? When did they first walk the earth? Why did man survive when other species became extinct?
These questions have inspired scientists throughout the ages to piece together the fragmentary clues the early humans left behind. This direct and involving story of their detective work in search of the truth about our evolution takes us through the breakthroughs and setbacks in the epic journey towards the truth about our shared past, and we discover that our early ancestors were, in many ways, people like us.
At the heart of this documentary are stunning dramatic recreations which bring into focus the lives of the early humans.