ARTE FRANCE, FRED HILGEMANN FILMS
German, English, French
TV, DVD, NON-THEATRICAL, INTERNET, VOD
This rare scientific adventure of an exclusive archeological discovery sheds a new light on the prehistoric encounter between Neanderthals and Homo Sapiens. A milestone in the history of archeology and in our knowledge of Hominids.
The extinction of the Neanderthals, the one species which dominated the Eurasian continent prior to the arrival of Homo Sapiens is one of the most puzzling topics of archeology. Why did they disappear? How were these two species connected? Did Homo Sapiens participate in eradicating the Neandertals from planet Earth? Thanks to a rare and exclusive archeological discovery, we now know that Neanderthal lived very near to newly arrived Sapiens... and they probably crossed paths. Ludovic Slimak and the CNRS have granted us the exclusivity of this major discovery that proves that Homo sapiens began colonizing Europe 10,000 years earlier than previously thought.