4. Uncovering our Origins: Monkeys, Apes and 'Primitive Man' - and how Darwin got it wrong

4. Uncovering our Origins: Monkeys, Apes and 'Primitive Man'...

Fitzwilliam Museum - Darwin and the Arts

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The Descent of Man would forever change the way we thought about ourselves and where we come from - but how accurate was Darwin in his ideas about human evolution? Professor Robert Foley, Director of the Leverhulme Centre for Human Evolutionary Studies explores how 19th-century society viewed ideas of 'early man', and reveals how far our knowledge has progressed since Darwin sketched his 'evolutionary tree'....
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The Descent of Man would forever change the way we thought about ourselves and where we come from - but how accurate was Darwin in his ideas about human evolution? Professor Robert Foley, Director of the Leverhulme Centre for Human Evolutionary Studies explores how 19th-century society viewed ideas of 'early man', and reveals how far our knowledge has progressed since Darwin sketched his 'evolutionary tree'....
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