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The last Neandertal [electronic resource].

Woollard, William. (Added Author). Simanowitz, Lawrence. (Added Author). Mellars, Paul. (Added Author). Shipman, Pat, 1949- (Added Author). Shreeve, James. (Added Author). White, Randall, 1945- (Added Author). Wolpoff, Milford H. (Added Author). Binford, Lewis R. (Lewis Roberts), 1931-2011 (Added Author). Delluc, Brigitte. (Added Author). Stringer, Chris, 1947- (Added Author). Bar-Yosef, Ofer. (Added Author). Stoneking, Mark Allen. (Added Author). Kidd, Kenneth K. (Added Author). hoopla digital. (Added Author).
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  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (1 video file (ca. 52 min.)) : sd., col.
  • Publisher: [United States] : Syndicado : 2015.

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Restrictions on Access Note: Digital content provided by hoopla.
Creation/Production Credits Note: Directed by Lawrence Simanowitz.
Participant or Performer Note: Narrator: William Woollard.
Commentary: Paul Mellars, Pat Shipman, James Shreeve, Randall White, Milford Wolpoff, Lewis Binford, Brigitte Delluc, Chris Stringer, Ofer Bar-Yosef, Mark Allen Stoneking, Kenneth K. Kidd.
Summary, etc.: Some 150,000 years ago Europe and Western Asia were dominated by an extraordinary race of human beings who were tall, around 6 feet or so, with an immensely strong physical build and clearly intelligent, their brain was slightly larger than that of modern man. They were called the Neandertals. They had the strength, courage and the social organisation to survive and thrive even through the terrible ordeal of successive ice ages which carpeted Northern Europe. They were great survivors. Then Suddenly, around 35,000 years ago they disappeared. Wiped off the map. Extinct. Replaced in some strange and inexplicable way by our own direct ancestors, Modern Man, homo sapiens sapiens who went on to populate the entire world. The extraordinary disappearance of the Neandertals remains one of the great mysteries in the history of human evolution. This award winning documentary unravels that mystery and explores the latest scientific research to present, at last, a solution to the Neandertal Enigma.
Target Audience Note: Not rated.
System Details Note: Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Subject: Neanderthals.
Human evolution.
Prehistoric peoples.
Paleolithic period.
Human beings > Migrations.
Human genetics.
Mitochondrial DNA > Research.

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