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Neanderthal at Bruniquel

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  00:08:04  2016  HD 16/9  Color  Sound

The recent discovery of broken stalagmites arranged in circles in the Bruniquel Cave (southwestern France) indicate that humans started occupying caves much earlier (more than 100 millennia) than previously thought. These man-made structures also rank among the very first in human history and traces of fire show that Neanderthals knew how to use it to navigate dark and enclosed spaces, well before Homo sapiens

Associate producer : Félis Production
Producer : CNRS Images
Chief editor : BAKER Nicolas (UPS2841 UPS CNRS Images, Meudon)
Director : FAGE Luc-Henri
Scientific adviser : JAUBERT Jacques (PACEA, UMR CNRS et Univ. Bordeaux 1, Bordeaux) VERHEYDEN Sophie (Institut Royal des Sciences Naturelles de Bruxelles) GENTY Dominique (LSCE, UMR CEA ,CNRS et Univ. Versailles-St Quentin, Gif sur Yvette)
Audiovisual processReal shots. Use of animation images and colour photographs.
Voice over and interviews (live sound). Original music soundtrack (Michel Pascal).
PersonnalitiesJAUBERT Jacques(PACEA, UMR CNRS et Univ. Bordeaux 1, Bordeaux); VERHEYDEN Sophie(Institut Royal des Sciences Naturelles de Bruxelles)
NotesPACEA : De la Préhistoire à l'Actuel : Culture, Environnement, Anthropologie
LSCE : Laboratoire des Sciences du Climat et de l'Environnement
CEA : Commissariat à l'énergie atomique et aux énergies alternatives


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Technical Sheet
Item No.4859
PublicLarge audience
Original SupportHD
VersionFrench ; English
LaboratoryUMR5199 ; UMR8212