Planet of the Apemen: Battle for Earth

Planet of the Apemen: Battle for Earth - Human species encounter
This documentary follows the journeys of two different groups of modern humans as they encounter other human species. The first group encounters Homo erectus and is forced to cross the Thar Desert to reach the sea. The second group encounters Neanderthals in Europe.

In the not-too-distant past, humans shared this planet with other species of hominid. This series tells how, against all the odds, Homo sapiens survived.

This episode is set 75,000 years ago in India, following a catastrophic super-volcanic eruption which forced a showdown between our ancestors and a completely different species of human, Homo erectus, who up until that point had reigned supreme.

To see humanity’s journey across the entire planet, this interactive timeline gives an amazing overview of what has happened throughout the last 160.000 years.

Planet of the Apemen: Battle for Earth - Human history documentary

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