Human evolution can’t help but fascinate us - the story of where we came from. Today we, Homo sapiens, are the only human species left. But that wasn’t always the case….
For millions of years, there thrived a great range of early human species. From small-brained island dwellers in Indonesia to the robust Neanderthals that dominated so much of Eurasia for hundreds of thousands of years.
With the help of human evolution specialists Dr Chris Stringer and Dr Fred Spoor, Tristan Hughes explores a list of five extraordinary early humans that went extinct.
Interviews shot at the Natural History Museum.