On the trail of first man

Our distant ancestors were called Pierola, Toumaï, Naledi, and Erectus.

They are the heroes of THE FIRST MAN.

Only a few fossilized bones remain of their passage on this earth. Yet science can today answer many questions about their past life: How did they move about? What did they eat? What did they look like? In what kind of society did they live?

All this information has been pieced together thanks to advances in disciplines ranging from genetics, ethology, bio-mechanics and paleo-anthropology. The combination of all these sciences today allows us to bring our distant ancestors back to life.

This program looks at the science behind this story, and the work of those who enabled us to reconstruct the great odyssey of humankind.






Charles Antoine De Rouvre