The Rise Of Man

The Rise Of Man

Season 1  |  Episode 2  |  SBS  |  February 5, 2010

The second instalment of this two-part journey into the evolution of man. Using dramatic re-enactments, it examines the emergence of Homo sapiens and highlights the similarities between modern day practices and the everyday lives of our prehistoric ancestors. The history of humankind took a decisive turn 12,000 years ago, as Homo sapiens invented a new kind of life. Turning away from nomadic lifestyles, people settled into the first villages and invented the cornerstones of civilisation - farming, irrigation, commerce, religion, medicine, and much more.

The second instalment of this two-part journey into the evolution of man. Using dramatic re-enactments, it examines the emergence of Homo sapiens and highlights the similarities between modern day practices and the everyday lives of our prehistoric ancestors. The history of humankind took a decisive turn 12,000 years ago, as Homo sapiens invented a new kind of life. Turning away from nomadic lifestyles, people settled into the first villages and invented the cornerstones of civilisation - farming, irrigation, commerce, religion, medicine, and much more.

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