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Homo Sapiens - DVD Set

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The Birth of a New Man
Around 300,000 years ago, a new human species appeared: HOMO SAPIENS. How did it come about, what were its origins, which conditions favoured its emergence? Was there just one line or did the new species appear in several places at once? What differentiated it from its ancestors? What were the first great discoveries of Homo sapiens?
The first burial places: what do they tell us? The emergence of beliefs and superstitions. The development of Homo sapiens' formidable creative imagination.

He Conquers the World
Around 100,000 years ago, Homo sapiens explored and populated nearly all the territories of the planet. It crossed oceans and mountains. What pushed it to go further and further afield? Which other peoples did it meet? How did the various morphotypes (skin colour, hair structure, eye shape) come about?
Discovery of Australia, theories about how America was populated, the encounter with Neanderthals in Europe.
Invention of large organized hunts. Appearance of a new form of social organization, invention of the bow, disappearance of the Neanderthals.

He Lives in Harmony with Nature
The beginning of art, unification of tribes into nations, climatic warming, the beginning of settlement, the first villages, discovery of agriculture, farming and writing. The start of recorded history and the birth of modern society.

2006, 145 min 31 s

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