Walking with Cavemen: Stand Eye-to-Eye with your Ancestors

Walking with Cavemen Eye-to-Eye with your Ancestors

Headline Book Publishing (UK)
Dorling Kindersley (USA)
Release Date
March 2003 (UK)
17 March 2003 (USA)
Hardback Book, 224 Pages

USA cover.

Walking with Cavemen: Stand Eye-to-Eye with your Ancestors is the companion book to the Walking with Cavemen TV series. This work of fiction depicts the world of human evolution in detail, from the time that the first australopithecines started walking on just their hind legs and became the forerunners to the first humans, to the time when the first Cro-Magnons emerged from Africa and began to take over the world due to the power of their ingenuity and imagination.


Foreword by Robert WinstonEdit


First Ancestors: 3.5 MYAEdit

  • First ancestors
  • Meet the family
    • How to make a fossil
  • The competition
    • Walking tall
  • Back to the future
    • Raymond Dart and the Taung child
    • Ancestors before afarensis
  • The sexual imperative
    • The earliest ancestor of all?
  • Aftermath

Blood Brothers: 2 MYAEdit

  • Blood brothers
  • A new arrival
    • What a tooth can tell
    • The birth of bigger brains
  • A bigger brain
    • The black skull
  • A specialized way of living
  • Habilis's secret weapon
    • Putting hominids in their place
  • Food for thought
    • How many Homo?

Savage Family: 1.5 MYAEdit

  • Savage family
  • Midday hunter
    • Secrets of the skeleton
  • The new brain
    • A mind set in stone
  • The first butchers
  • Friends and family
    • Songs and words
  • Love and rivalry
  • The great migration
    • The missing link goes missing
  • Tools of the forest
    • The Englishman who never was
  • Settling down

The Survivors: 250,000 YAEdit

  • The survivors
    • The Pit of Bones
    • The hunters of Boxgrove
  • Climate of reason
  • An ice age
    • Daughters of Eve
    • Just how close were the Neanderthals and Homo sapiens?
  • African hardship
  • Survivors
  • Creative take-over
    • Images from a lost world
  • Extinction



Acknowledgements and Picture CreditsEdit

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