An exploration of the revolutionary period of prehistory that began when humans abandoned the nomadic hunting and gathering existence they had known for millennia to take up a completely new way of life – the decisive move to farming and herding the ration of permanent settlements and the discovery of metals setting the stage for the arrival of the world’s first civilisation.
Stories from the Stone Age ask some intriguing questions.
Why did some of our ancestors never become farmers at all?
Why do some still continue hunting and gathering despite their contact with farming people and advanced technologies?
How and why did our paths become uniquely shaped after emerging as a species from a single genetic family in Africa?
Based on extensive research, Stories from the Stone Age takes us on a journey where we get to live alongside our ancestors as they cross between the Old and the New Worlds and into Civilisation. The series utilises detailed re-enactments and short interviews with key archaeological experts.
Part 1: Daily Bread
Daily Bread begins 15,000 years ago, at the end of the last Ice Age, when the world became warmer and wetter. Landscapes were changing everywhere, and plants and animals were flourishing. It was a hunter-gatherer's paradise. In the Middle East, the nomads were about to change the world forever.
Part 2: Urban Dream
Shows the early Europeans 12,000 years ago, living a hard life in nomadic bands. For hundreds of generations they had followed the wild herds, depending on them for survival. But they were about to face a new challenge.
Part 3: Waves of Change
The Stone Age was a turning point for our species. This program examines how the arrival of metal revolutionised the European economy. By the period's conclusion, the seeds of the world as we know it today had already been sown.
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