Lower Than Angels
- 1974 ----- color ----- 52 min ----- vhs
(Ascent of Man, The series, Part 1)
Anatomy and Intellect--A multitude of evolutionary changes gives rise to man's superiority among the animals. Computer images illustrate man's evolution, while x-ray and slow motion photography of an Olympic athlete in action show the complex interweaving of mind and body. At an excavation site in the Omo Valley in Ethiopia, Dr. Jacob Bronowski explores the physical evolution of primitive man: how the skull developed, how muscles changed as man learned to hunt and how teeth were altered as man began to eat meat. In Spain's Altamire cave, man's awakening imagination is seen--vivid and articulate drawings as stylized as modern art and yet over 10,000 years old.
- Topics: (Anthropology, Archaeology, Physiology)