Walking with Cavemen

2003, TV Show

Alec Baldwin hosts a documentary that uses computer animation, animatronics and actors in prosthetic makeup to detail 3.5 million years of human evolution, from early hominids to modern Homo sapiens. Included: how human ancestors looked and behaved, challenges they faced and advances they made, such as crafting tools and mastering fire. Segments were shot on location in South Africa, Iceland and England.

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Paid | Amazon Instant Video Aired: 4/17/2003

Season 1, Episode 4
Nearly half a million years ago the most advanced human the world has seen is roaming Europe. Strong and powerful, Homo heidelbergensis are fierce hunters, use sophisticated tools and live in close knit family groups. They resemble humans both physically and behaviourally - yet something crucial is missing.

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Paid | Amazon Instant Video Aired: 4/17/2003

This is a journey of life, death, and drama from millions of years ago. Spanning both the immense time-scale of evolutionary change, and the intimacy of individual lives, Walking with Cavemen brings the presenter and viewer eye-to-eye with our ancient ancestors. State-of-the-art special effect techniques bring to life scientifically accurate reconstructions of our human ancestors, while computer graphics and innovative digital technology recreate the environment in which the dramas of our ape-men unfold.

Paid | iTunes Aired: 4/10/2003

An extraordinary new breed of ape-men called Homo egaster has taken over Africa. They are expert tool makers, food-finders and travellers, but where they differ most from their predecessors is in their communal lifestyle.

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Paid | VUDU Posted: 4/24/2013

This is a journey of life, death, and drama from millions of years ago. Spanning both the immense time-scale of evolutionary change, and the intimacy of individual lives, Walking with Cavemen brings the presenter and viewer eye-to-eye with our ancient ancestors. State-of-the-art special effect techniques bring to life scientifically accurate reconstructions of our human ancestors, while computer graphics and innovative digital technology recreate the environment in which the dramas of our ape-men unfold.

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Premiered: June 15, 2003
Rating: TV-PG
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Premise: Alec Baldwin hosts a documentary that uses computer animation, animatronics and actors in prosthetic makeup to detail 3.5 million years of human evolution, from early hominids to modern Homo sapiens. Included: how human ancestors looked and behaved, challenges they faced and advances they made, such as crafting tools and mastering fire. Segments were shot on location in South Africa, Iceland and England.

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