Neanderthals were humans that dominated Europe for a quarter of a million years and then mysteriously became extinct. But why did they disappear? What part did modern man play in their downfall? And is it possible that some of our modern characteristics have their origins in Neanderthal Man? It's long been thought that modern humans wiped out Neanderthals in a brutal and total genocide, but today that story is being rewritten by stunning new archaeological finds and cutting edge science. Latest evidence suggests that modern humans and Neanderthals made love, not war. A great evolutionary detective story, The Neanderthal Code travels the length and breadth of modern Europe to examine key locations where Neanderthals lived, and reveals that archaeologists are also rethinking their theories. Far from being dumb primitive brutes, the new evidence suggests Neanderthals were smarter and more sophisticated than ever imagined.
For nearly a hundred years, these steel, grey-skinned battlewagons have fought off everything from Al Qaeda to dive-bombing Kamikazes. Some returned from the hell of war to become major tourist attractions for new generations. Others continue to patrol the world's trouble-spots in America's latest war.
Unearth new clues to connect the present with the past. Ancient Discoveries changes the way we think about the distant past. While we entertain visions of a simpler, unsophisticated time, the truth is much more complicated and fascinating than we imagine.