Ancient Mysteries: Fate of the Neandertals
- Rated UNR
- Genre: Special Interest-Documentary
- Release Date: 12/19/2006
More than 70 thousand years ago a clan of cave dwellers roamed the cliffs of Le Conte in Southwestern France. They were Neanderthals distant cousins to modern man. The caves among other archaeological sites have revealed much about Neanderthals. But new discoveries have prompted more questions and mysteries. No other prehistoric group has received as much attention as the Neanderthals. No other group carries such a weight of scientific and popular misconceptions or has it's name associated with savagery stupidity and animal strength. Fossils records place the last Neanderthal on earth 30,000 years ago. Then they vanished. Or did they? There is more to Neanderthals than their fossil remains. This hour will explore the Neanderthals who despite new and enticing clues remain a people of mystery.