NEANDERTHAL, THE MYSTERY OF THE BRUNIQUEL CAVE

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One-off

: History
: Luc Henri Fage
: Gedeon Programmes/ Arte / Felis Prod
: Download
: 2019
: HD, 16/9
: 1x52'
: Jury Mention and Jury Prize at the Archeological film festival of Rovereto

In an underground cave in the SW of France, speleologists stumbled upon hundreds of broken stalagmites, stacked in piles, forming an enormous circular construction. This circle of stone consisted of numerous stone structures compiled from fragments of uprooted stalagmites. Scattered amongst them were traces of fire… These stone edifices were the work of mankind. Estimated to have been built 176,500 years ago, this is the most ancient man-made creation, below ground, ever found! This discovery revolutionizes our current knowledge of Neanderthal Man.

Record breaking-audience: Over 1,2 million cumulative viewers on Arte 

For more info read: https://www.nature.com/articles/nature18291

  • Award for Best Archaeology Film at Arkhaios Film Festival
  • Audience Favorite Film Award at Arkhaios Film Festival
  • Jury Mention and Jury Prize at the Archeological film festival of Rovereto
  • Silver Dragon at the China International Conference of Science and History 2019
  • Best archeological film and public choice prize at Festival de Nyon in Switzerland
  • Best science/environment expedition film at Lumexplore festival at La Ciotat
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