We once shared the planet with Neanderthals and other human species. Somehow, we, and we alone, prevailed. Travel back millions of years with this abstract, animated journey through the evolution of our species, and find out how we came to be the last human species standing.
Music: Sustenance Variations composed by Orianna Webb, performed by Flexible Music, from the album Sustenance, courtesy of New Focus Recordings.
Presented as part of the 2012 World Science Festival Program, Why We Prevailed: Evolution and the Battle for Dominance.
This program is part of The Big Idea Series, made possible with support from the John Templeton Foundation.
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