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Episode 2

Join Ella Al-Shamahi, assisted by Hollywood actor Andy Serkis, as she explores the fate of the Neanderthals, asking why they became extinct and discovering how they live on inside us today.
Season 1 Episode 2 Length 54:42 Premiere: 10/24/18

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About Neanderthal

This two-part series investigates what our ancient ancestors looked like and what would have happened when we met them. It turns out that what we thought we knew about them is wrong. They weren’t hunched, grunting, knuckle-dragging ape-men at all. In a reconstructed, imaginary confrontation, we discover they were faster, smarter, better looking and much more like us than we ever thought.

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Episode 2

S1 E2 Length 54:42 Premiere Date 10/24/18

Episode 1

S1 E1 Length 55:13 Premiere Date 10/17/18

Neanderthal Vocalization

Clip Length 03:33 Premiere Date 9/6/18

What Did Neanderthals Look Like?

Clip Length 03:02 Premiere Date 10/17/18

Were Neanderthals Sprinters or Endurance Athletes?

Clip Length 02:57 Premiere Date 10/17/18

Bringing Ned to Life

Clip Length 02:11 Premiere Date 10/17/18


Preview Length 00:30 Premiere Date 10/17/18

The Last Neanderthals

Clip Length 04:32 Premiere Date 10/24/18

Decoding Neanderthal DNA

Clip Length 02:48 Premiere Date 10/24/18

Our Neanderthal Legacy

Clip Length 03:49 Premiere Date 10/24/18

Episode 2 Preview

Preview Length 00:30 Premiere Date 10/1/18

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