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Paleoanthropologist Dr. Steven E. Churchill answers your questions about cavemen and early human evolution from Twitter. What happened to the Neanderthals? Is there a chance Big Foot is real? What did humans eat before the discovery of fire? Answers to these questions and many more await—it’s Caveman Support. Director: Lisandro Perez-Rey Director of Photography: Constantine…

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Paleoanthropologist Dr. Steven E. Churchill answers your questions about cavemen and early human evolution from Twitter. What happened to the Neanderthals? Is there a chance Big Foot is real? What did humans eat before the discovery of fire? Answers to these questions and many more await—it’s Caveman Support.

Director: Lisandro Perez-Rey
Director of Photography: Constantine Economides
Editor: Louis Lalire
Expert: Dr. Steve Churchill
Line Producer: Joseph Buscemi
Associate Producer: Paul Gulyas
Production Manager: Peter Brunette
Production & Equipment Manager: Kevin Balash
Casting Producer: Nicholas Sawyer
Camera Operator: Roberto Herrera
Sound Mixer: Sean Paulsen
Production Assistant: Caleb Clark
Post Production Supervisor: Christian Olguin
Post Production Coordinator: Ian Bryant
Supervising Editor: Doug Larsen
Additional Editor: Jason Malizia
Assistant Editor: Andy Morell

00:00 Caveman Support
00:11 How did caveman hunt?
00:58 Neanderthal Genes
01:58 Ice Age Accuracy
03:07 GEICO Caveman
03:23 What happened to Neanderthals?
04:26 Where did early humans live?
06:22 First Joke
06:41 How did humans survive the ice age?
07:11 Neandershorts
08:12 Pets
08:42 How did Lucy get her name?
09:11 Hominin Hair
09:47 Dental Hygiene
10:34 Favorite Ancient Hominid
11:27 Missing Link
12:22 Big Foot
13:05 When did language start?
14:06 What did cavemen do for fun?
15:11 Why are humans unique?
15:54 Venus Figurines
16:24 No Caves?
16:49 Food Before Fire

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226 Comments

226 Comments

  1. @calikat8654

    April 12, 2024 at 9:39 am

    I could listen to Dr Churchill all day. Very informative.

  2. @flexlevelfitness4713

    April 12, 2024 at 9:53 am

    Neander-TH-al…. Not Tal… “The H is silent”… Says who?? Who makes up this language shi* anyway lol. They changed Uranus to Ur-inus because… Reasons. So yeah… Say the TH proudly

  3. @psychosis7325

    April 12, 2024 at 10:10 am

    6:00 Why was the migration into Australia edited out?

    • @mark5071

      April 12, 2024 at 10:15 am

      time

  4. @binbeansnah

    April 12, 2024 at 10:33 am

    No mention of Australian Aboriginals?

  5. @johnord684

    April 12, 2024 at 10:54 am

    Skins as clothess……next

  6. @TheRafaelRamos

    April 12, 2024 at 11:01 am

    I salute all my Australopithecus brothers 💀

  7. @xXAcidBathXx

    April 12, 2024 at 11:36 am

    I don’t know why but looking at reconstructions of pre-human ancestors creeps me out so much

  8. @tylerdavies_

    April 12, 2024 at 12:05 pm

    Im like hey wussup hello

  9. @ginnyconnelly8526

    April 12, 2024 at 12:33 pm

    Can you analyze the Karen Read case going on right now in Massachusetts. I say she is guilty. There is a internet theory that she is the victim of a police cover up. What say you?

  10. @robfrancis4364

    April 12, 2024 at 12:36 pm

    he can top me

  11. @fayehardek1890

    April 12, 2024 at 1:06 pm

    My professor is the coolest!!

  12. @oliviaconstanzewoodward-wh7361

    April 12, 2024 at 1:48 pm

    So, I’m @roxynotlalonde, and a friend linked me this video! It’s a great response to my question, but also fundamentally not what I was asking about! I was responding to someone asking why so many ancient cultures shared flood myths, and my response was sarcastically fishing for “places prone to flooding”! Still, I’m very happy my sarcasm has been used for educational purposes.

    • @jonasg.bisgaard1086

      April 12, 2024 at 4:24 pm

      But that’s literally the answer, the reason why there’s so many places the mage myth about foods is because most civilizations where built on march lands near river, and areas that where generally prone to flooding, leading them to depict that in their mythology.

    • @oliviaconstanzewoodward-wh7361

      April 12, 2024 at 8:26 pm

      @@jonasg.bisgaard1086the post i was responding doesn’t say that, it just says “flood myths are just myths” in quotations, as if to imply that the mythologies all relate to one singular historical great flood. hence the sarcastic tone of my response.

  13. @brusan

    April 12, 2024 at 2:06 pm

    experts are such interesting people…

  14. @user-vu5zl8pd2d

    April 12, 2024 at 2:31 pm

    This guy is an idiot like most Leftist “academics”.

    They always like to pretend their Left wing nonsense is “fact” rather than a left wing theory.

    Then again clowns like this also said the Covid vaccine prevented transmission and that polar bears would be extinct by 2020.

    Leftists are always proven wrong. 😂

  15. @user-vu5zl8pd2d

    April 12, 2024 at 2:35 pm

    Leftist idiots like this guy are a perfect example of why college is now considered a scam.

    It’s not an education anymore but rather nothing more than Leftist indoctrination.

  16. @thychozwart2451

    April 12, 2024 at 2:40 pm

    I always am skeptical clicking on these videos because too many channels are unashamed to post blatant misinformation even years after the opposite was proved, but this has been one of the best videos about the subject i’ve seen, great pick of an expert and very interesting insights

  17. @khaledadams4329

    April 12, 2024 at 2:41 pm

    If we assume the Neanderthals were outcompeted by Sapiens, could we also assume the Earth was near its carrying capacity for hominids, at that time?

  18. @prazatkumai1012

    April 12, 2024 at 3:31 pm

    That 89% Neanderthal person must be hairy

  19. @AprilSpence-yo2fg

    April 12, 2024 at 3:44 pm

    Never heard anyone pronounce Kenya like that 😅

  20. @seth8877

    April 12, 2024 at 4:40 pm

    My eyesight must be bad cause for a second I was confused why they were asking johnny Knoxville how humans survived the ice age

  21. @user-kv1lb4hl4d

    April 12, 2024 at 6:11 pm

    Neanderthals did not compete with grizzly bears, grizzly bears are only found in North America.
    The “sabre toothed cat” you depicted was Thylacosmilus, which was not a cat and also did not coexist with Neanderthals.

  22. @MrJasen22

    April 12, 2024 at 7:25 pm

    mammoths caused climate change.

  23. @meganchicken4159

    April 12, 2024 at 7:44 pm

    How do I become a Paleoanthropologist? I’m really interested in it!

  24. @drioko

    April 12, 2024 at 8:22 pm

    Kids in 2040 when people say Twitter will be like 👀 what-

  25. @andeebear

    April 12, 2024 at 9:12 pm

    I like how they’re only men

  26. @Girlytang

    April 12, 2024 at 9:31 pm

    We need an extended Part II! This was fascinating! 👌🏽

  27. @general_ghosty

    April 12, 2024 at 10:28 pm

    The “e” in “Lalonde” is silent.

  28. @davisoaresalves5179

    April 12, 2024 at 11:55 pm

    Extremely good video.

  29. @amyvo8869

    April 13, 2024 at 1:53 am

    Actually! Another cool anthropological perspective of the Venus figurines was that they were made by ancient women themselves for fertility and pregnancy health tracking records. A study was done comparing the figurines to women at different stages of pregnancy, and saw that the figurines matched the women’s exact body type when looking down at their own bodies. The research paper is called “Toward Decolonizing Gender: Female Vision in the Upper Paleolithic” by Catherine Hodge McCoid and Leroy D. McDermott and it’s a really cool read into seeing how the Venus figurines had a more of a functional purpose rather than just a spiritual piece of art!

  30. @lukewormholes5388

    April 13, 2024 at 2:43 am

    The thought that Paleolithic people did not have fun is absolutely absurd. They would have absolutely had athletic competitions that revolved around hunting and fighting skills. Archery, wrestling, races, etc. They would have had religious festivals. Dances and stories around bonfires. They were humans.

  31. @Your_Politics_Bore_Me

    April 13, 2024 at 3:13 am

    So that was code for the “the guys who found Lucy were tripping all day bro”… right?

  32. @profile2047

    April 13, 2024 at 10:42 am

    They shouldn’t have even read the “how did Lucy get her name” I’d like to learn stuff. But certain Beatles fans just want to hear that story again and again.

  33. @sharongillesp

    April 13, 2024 at 11:06 am

    … they went BACK TO AFRICA.

  34. @tommylynch8645

    April 13, 2024 at 11:25 am

    Haha I thought it said philanthropist

  35. @offroadoverlords

    April 13, 2024 at 11:33 am

    Nice try Stephen King.

  36. @bizzy1648

    April 13, 2024 at 1:10 pm

    really very sad by the lack of female bodies in this piece. i want to see myself in my ancestors. men are not the default human.

  37. @kianashirangi

    April 13, 2024 at 1:13 pm

    Disappointed it wasnt longer. Extremely interesting!

  38. @carolinemerciermusic

    April 13, 2024 at 2:33 pm

    When will you show feminine bodies for a change?

  39. @Domitianvs

    April 13, 2024 at 3:31 pm

    I never knew we needed a paleoanthropologically minded Ron Perlman, but turns out we REALLY do!

  40. @VOLKAERIN

    April 13, 2024 at 6:37 pm

    Cave lions, cave hyenas, cave wolves, cave bears, cave spiders, cave yeast infections

  41. @louiseeriksson3798

    April 13, 2024 at 6:39 pm

    In one of the last questions they where talking about axes. My question has always been how do we know it’s an axe and not just some random stone that has shaped itself over the millions of years 😅

    • @Laruto722

      April 13, 2024 at 8:16 pm

      Usually you find scrapes and striking points that show it’s been deliberate shaped

  42. @aranzaachotegui9624

    April 14, 2024 at 12:39 pm

    I love this videos so much!! The information is so interesting and so well explained and he was very entertaining to listen to, you can tell right away he’s an expert on the topic. Thank you so much! I really enjoyed watching this ❤

  43. @theyearwas1473

    April 14, 2024 at 12:44 pm

    I’m going to save everyone some time
    Cardigan sweaters

  44. @thomasshakelton

    April 14, 2024 at 12:50 pm

    Imagine the pain of the guy with the rotten teeth 🦷 I hurts to think about it

  45. @jamiebizness1

    April 14, 2024 at 1:04 pm

    The hobot on flores wpuld suggest that there lokely os fossils on the islands all the way up thw chain . Like in bali even or java

  46. @Chrissieb.rackett

    April 14, 2024 at 1:47 pm

    The way he made the little homosapien walk was so precious 😭

  47. @icasualgamer

    April 14, 2024 at 1:55 pm

    Too bad… we wanted a PhD. Ross Geller for this video… it would have been great.

  48. @roxybetancourt2618

    April 14, 2024 at 2:29 pm

    This was all so incredibly intriguing! Thanks for sharing all this information. Love listening to it! 😊

  49. @swagmund_freud6669

    April 14, 2024 at 3:13 pm

    Neanderthals only being able to produce one or two vowels is not a problem at all. Adyghe is a language that only has two vowels. Furthermore, you don’t need vowels to have language. They easily could have spoken a whistling language.

  50. @ellDiavolo666

    April 14, 2024 at 3:14 pm

    We are still living in Ice Age

  51. @charlesgreer388

    April 14, 2024 at 3:20 pm

    small bodied excavator

  52. @LeoBlight

    April 14, 2024 at 3:43 pm

    This is great. So I guess when humans evolved in Africa they looked like they did at 5:51? That’s very interesting and seems kinda… facetious!

  53. @kennethpryor1690

    April 14, 2024 at 3:59 pm

    Probably but a effin lot 😂😂😂

  54. @MundiTaurus

    April 14, 2024 at 5:59 pm

    “How did humans survive the ice age?” … There were no humans during the ice-age. Holding up a skull proves nothing. No one, to this day, has proven otherwise, or, proven any other thing they claim regarding modern humans regarding so-called evolution. For instance, that’s why ‘they’ finally got off the “missing link” nonsense (for the most part)… _because there was none and never will be!_

    • @mila5403

      April 14, 2024 at 8:02 pm

      Evolution is proven everyday by different fields, all converging to evolution. If you’re against anything, at least learn something about it to be credible.

  55. @aurynkilbanks4222

    April 14, 2024 at 6:05 pm

    This is the most I’ve ever learned about historical peoples! Amazing

  56. @stuartingram8492

    April 14, 2024 at 6:13 pm

    I think the dad joke you were looking for with the hobbits is Neandersmall.

  57. @paulstein8854

    April 14, 2024 at 6:42 pm

    What I’ve learned is that modern man doesn’t seem to like competition very much.

  58. @garou198

    April 14, 2024 at 7:16 pm

    Youtube offers the best stuff after 1 am. I hope he returns the entire vid was super interesting.

  59. @adeyemi120

    April 14, 2024 at 7:25 pm

    I feel like he should have clarified that humans are ape so the ape and man missing link question would be like a missing link between a feline and a cat…. Doesn’t really makes sense.

  60. @evilbred974

    April 14, 2024 at 7:41 pm

    11:03 “Small bodied excavators”

    That’s a funny way of saying child labour 😛

  61. @TheSkinnyZ

    April 14, 2024 at 8:06 pm

    This is one of my favorite series on this platform. Thanks, Wired and thank you to all the experts!

  62. @Ad_Astra2023

    April 14, 2024 at 8:10 pm

    It’s funny he mentioned the red haired people having neanderthal genes, because I’ve always thought red haired people, especially none-related men, often look alike each other.

  63. @bbtank3000

    April 14, 2024 at 8:17 pm

    Just found out Hobbits were real….

  64. @buffienguyen

    April 14, 2024 at 8:26 pm

    “they were probably little gifts for when they visit other groups” that is so cute and cool!!

  65. @wilsongv95

    April 14, 2024 at 8:38 pm

    you see man… the fact that the neanthotrals were “short” – short limbs. short feet… i feel like those are the people that started the whole “giants” myth when they were really talking about us… modern day humans roaming around very small and early aged humans…

  66. @coldwater5707

    April 14, 2024 at 9:07 pm

    Parent company Advance Publication. Per Wikipedia:
    “Advance Publications, Inc. is a privately held American media company owned by the families of Donald Newhouse and Samuel Irving Newhouse Jr., the sons of company founder Samuel Irving Newhouse Sr. It owns a large number of subsidiary companies, including American City Business Journals and Condé Nast, and is a major shareholder in Charter Communications, Reddit and Warner Bros. Discovery.”

  67. @garretttaylor4334

    April 15, 2024 at 8:08 am

    Why do you have monkey skulls playing it off to be related to Neanderthals?

    • @nicolasclermont893

      April 15, 2024 at 3:37 pm

      Monkeys did not exist when Neanderthals existed.

  68. @raycathode

    April 15, 2024 at 11:41 am

    Did not know Rolf Harris was so knowledgeable 😮

  69. @DearHumanity48

    April 15, 2024 at 12:23 pm

    This whole time it’s supposed to be pronounced “NeaderTal’?!

  70. @RiseAndFlourish

    April 15, 2024 at 12:36 pm

    it’s not twitter, it’s X. Get with the times

  71. @spencergellsworth

    April 15, 2024 at 12:39 pm

    The hobbits battled dragons and giant rats. Tolkien is pleased.

  72. @helenalderson6608

    April 15, 2024 at 12:39 pm

    Humans can also have incredible stamina. A group of people can run down an animal, since they generally have less stamina

    • @playlist5455

      April 15, 2024 at 1:11 pm

      It’s not quite less stamina, humans are better at cooling themselves, so overheat later than their prey through persistent hunting

  73. @fohrum4757

    April 15, 2024 at 12:42 pm

    This video must really annoy Young Earth Creationists 😂

  74. @FelipeSilva-yo4el

    April 15, 2024 at 12:44 pm

    Who’d say George lucas is a paleoanthropologist?

    • @jeremydyar7566

      April 15, 2024 at 2:05 pm

      Guy doesn’t look like Lucas

  75. @krich451

    April 15, 2024 at 1:05 pm

    They named of the most famous fossils after lsd?

  76. @kentokenyama3449

    April 15, 2024 at 1:26 pm

    I don’t want this video to end.

  77. @coutmae

    April 15, 2024 at 1:44 pm

    This was one of my favorite in this series. Very informative, engaging, and unique.

  78. @TheAmericanDane

    April 15, 2024 at 2:23 pm

    **Kent Hovind left the chat**

  79. @Beatit444

    April 15, 2024 at 2:55 pm

    Those poor animals survived the ice age just to be hunted out by Native Americans

  80. @ch333rie

    April 15, 2024 at 3:09 pm

    I WANNA KNOW HOW CAVEWOMEN DEALT WITH PERIOD

  81. @zehkuh6569

    April 15, 2024 at 3:15 pm

    so ancient humans were all male? 🤔

  82. @stviz87

    April 15, 2024 at 4:23 pm

    Wait, no sabertoothed squirrels?

  83. @jonathanlopez4220

    April 15, 2024 at 4:32 pm

    More like knocked up lmaooo

  84. @Me-ke6sm

    April 15, 2024 at 5:02 pm

    5:39 WTF U SAY ABOUT ME?!?!!!!

  85. @phillipklees7551

    April 15, 2024 at 5:16 pm

    Literal pseudo science. You’re not the pinnacle

  86. @Yasin8163264

    April 15, 2024 at 5:18 pm

    That squirrel, so successful at causing mayhem, nothing left even for the fossil record 😅

  87. @andyghkfilm2287

    April 15, 2024 at 5:20 pm

    “Caveman support”! Fantastic title, I love it.

  88. @lumyluv7058

    April 15, 2024 at 5:45 pm

    Fantastic stuff. Thanks!

  89. @honeyLXIX

    April 15, 2024 at 5:56 pm

    this was very interesting 😊

  90. @dallasmed65

    April 15, 2024 at 7:36 pm

    That hair fact about evolving to grow it long enough to protect our backs is actually really interesting.

  91. @poogissploogis

    April 15, 2024 at 7:44 pm

    I wonder if any of those cavemen ever thought that the hand prints they were making would last for ages!

  92. @mccallosone4903

    April 16, 2024 at 8:28 am

    give us more like this. i dont care about celebrities, i want science and history

  93. @BigPolio

    April 16, 2024 at 8:37 am

    Propaganda piece. Out of Africa theory is false

  94. @samwilts6016

    April 16, 2024 at 9:57 am

    NEANDERTHAL men forcibly took human women… Just so you know if you have any Android call DNA it wasn’t by choice you’re great-great-great great-great grandmother was most likely assaulted sexually by Neanderthal

  95. @Daisy99999

    April 16, 2024 at 10:18 am

    I’m reading the Earth’s Children’s book series and this seems all very accurate to what she wrote! Interesting to hear!

  96. @moon313

    April 16, 2024 at 10:36 am

    Love this guy

  97. @princeking1562

    April 16, 2024 at 10:52 am

    We are still in an Ice Age

  98. @lucienarcos-palma3834

    April 16, 2024 at 11:29 am

    I did not knew cavemens could ask questions on twitter

  99. @KarenLee-bs5ms

    April 16, 2024 at 12:08 pm

    I saw something on YouTube where Neanderthal.. and primitive human ..were actually breeding with each other they found a skeleton of a kid that was both neanderthal more modern human

  100. @1eftnut

    April 16, 2024 at 2:49 pm

    Do Americans still not know that you can simply ask an Inuit person how they survive in the Arctic ffs 🤣🤣

  101. @bluegizmo1983

    April 16, 2024 at 3:20 pm

    Steven Churchill? … Are you related to the Winston fellow? 😂

  102. @jamessammut8834

    April 16, 2024 at 3:27 pm

    Thought this was bloody Rolf Harris at first glance 🤦

  103. @vincentbryan1962

    April 16, 2024 at 3:40 pm

    lol where are the Christian’s at? None of this was taught in vacation bible school

  104. @larrybuckner8619

    April 16, 2024 at 4:07 pm

    I come to the comment section looking for the religious people refuting what are you saying but I didn’t find any.🤷‍♂️

    • @juandiegoprado

      April 16, 2024 at 7:40 pm

      Finally some evidence of progress

  105. @fishfuxors

    April 16, 2024 at 4:12 pm

    They made tiny houses out of Woolly Mammoths:?

  106. @joeschianodicola1810

    April 16, 2024 at 4:33 pm

    this was an awesome video, i absolutely love Dr. Churchill he’s the man!

  107. @ec3076

    April 16, 2024 at 4:34 pm

    Answer:

    Coats.

  108. @tedmcfly

    April 16, 2024 at 4:50 pm

    I met a black lady, her name was Tanya, she told me that “white” people smell like neanderthals. Call these individuals out by name.

  109. @Wildman-zh8lg

    April 16, 2024 at 5:19 pm

    Religious freak won’t believe this

  110. @ninajohnson6578

    April 16, 2024 at 5:40 pm

    Fascinating but there were no females ??

  111. @KyleDentonOfficial

    April 16, 2024 at 5:51 pm

    isn’t Neandersmall so much better?

  112. @jaydiarie

    April 16, 2024 at 7:40 pm

    I love learning things like this

  113. @steveh6612

    April 16, 2024 at 7:49 pm

    How? They flew south for the winter 😅

  114. @tobyreinhardt9022

    April 16, 2024 at 8:23 pm

    This man was not there. He does not know. He’s guessing. And if you believe this man, well, I can’t help you.

  115. @andrewclingen705

    April 16, 2024 at 8:37 pm

    Hobbits are real..?

  116. @robinhollinger3531

    April 16, 2024 at 9:14 pm

    This was so cool and interesting, thank you!

  117. @easymoneysniper9013

    April 17, 2024 at 8:47 am

    0°C is 32°F… That is not cold bro

  118. @easymoneysniper9013

    April 17, 2024 at 8:53 am

    The camo ngga look terrifying 😮😮

  119. @allie4160

    April 17, 2024 at 9:09 am

    as an anthro student, i’m loving the anthro content. i’d love to see a forensic anthropologist!

  120. @NavajoNinja

    April 17, 2024 at 9:27 am

    Aliens own earth. They live near the core. Earth is their farm. The food grows, then right before every ice age they harvest all the food. Then replant after the ice age. It helps that they take thousand year naps. 😂

  121. @henriqueassihernandes9281

    April 17, 2024 at 10:07 am

    is this the closest we are going to get to a humanities/social sciences person on wired? Really wanted to see more of it!

  122. @brondavis1601

    April 17, 2024 at 10:07 am

    This was really interesting. It’s a shame he doesn’t think women existed.

  123. @suecox2308

    April 17, 2024 at 10:44 am

    This was great–thanks to Dr. Churchill for another absorbing video.

  124. @jordyb57

    April 17, 2024 at 11:14 am

    I am 10% Neanderthal!!

    • @TheMilkMan8008

      April 17, 2024 at 11:21 am

      5 is the highest percent we have ever found in a sapien.

  125. @Yellow_Fox

    April 17, 2024 at 11:18 am

  126. @waltissussybakka

    April 17, 2024 at 12:27 pm

    Love these experts they’re very chill dropping the most deepest findings and researches.

  127. @justinmickatavage7838

    April 17, 2024 at 12:27 pm

    In the movie ice age.
    How come the Animals speak English… But England wasn’t invented yet..?

  128. @Taricus

    April 17, 2024 at 1:10 pm

    Are there any markers in genetics that could suggest around what body temperature a Neanderthal would have? If they had a higher body temperature, it would make surviving in cold climates easier, but come at the cost of needing more calories.

  129. @HermanBogaers

    April 17, 2024 at 1:42 pm

    6:47 How did humuns survived the iceage? Iam pretty sure they are all dead,

  130. @fnersch3367

    April 17, 2024 at 2:14 pm

    FANTASTIC DISCUSSION. THANKS.

  131. @Redmenace96

    April 17, 2024 at 2:46 pm

    During the Whoreing for Disney= Ice Age= ridiculous question- you did a good worker’s job! nothing wrong with that.
    Pays the bills, yo!

  132. @rangerlcfc

    April 17, 2024 at 3:36 pm

    Native Americans are Russians 😂😂😂😂

  133. @bruceyung70

    April 17, 2024 at 3:43 pm

    This may sound funny but eating raw fish to retain valuable fish oil and other nutrients was very important. Its habit Japanese still retained.

  134. @russell4824

    April 17, 2024 at 4:10 pm

    They put clothes
    Same as we do today

  135. @greendeane1

    April 17, 2024 at 4:46 pm

    Profanity is an ugly, juvenile distraction. Certainly not professional.

  136. @ernestschultz5065

    April 17, 2024 at 5:20 pm

    The actual question should be is how did humans survive the last glacial maximum.

  137. @Salacious-Crumb

    April 17, 2024 at 6:10 pm

    I thought rolf Harris was dead

  138. @edwardsanchez3708

    April 17, 2024 at 8:15 pm

    I have the Antarctican gene

  139. @lillytalmage7189

    April 17, 2024 at 8:21 pm

    ive heard that the current theory for how humans came to north america is trending towards the idea of island hopping in the pacific rather than the bering land bridge. I would love to hear more about that debate!

  140. @weasle5022

    April 17, 2024 at 8:36 pm

    Small thing that’d make a big difference, stop saying every number in their stupid names.

  141. @guiguijol

    April 18, 2024 at 9:37 am

    By having survival instincts we don’t have anymore.

    End of the video, thanks folks see you later.

  142. @fourspeeds

    April 18, 2024 at 9:51 am

    Painted hands.I dont think they spit color directly out of there mouth.I think they put the paint in a hollow bone and blew it on like a homemade paint gun.😊

  143. @ethanmiller631

    April 18, 2024 at 10:00 am

    15:15
    the ability to write our own language

  144. @DeusHex

    April 18, 2024 at 10:02 am

    Neanderthals got Mogged

  145. @SadhviJenn

    April 18, 2024 at 10:22 am

    10:21 that happened to me (an earache became a sinus infection and turned into a tooth problem.)

    I literally thought, “this is what killed me when I was a cavewoman.”

    But luckily in modern times I get to live. Antibiotics, tea tree oil, and vitamin c to regrow collagen saved my life. 😉 💛🌻🌺

  146. @tom-vf1xv

    April 18, 2024 at 12:30 pm

    Venus figurines are for Jamaharon

  147. @christophershinneman2790

    April 18, 2024 at 12:32 pm

    Means you got big ol forehead

  148. @user-zx1rt8ed5z

    April 18, 2024 at 12:39 pm

    This guy is incredible

  149. @oceancrossingutopia

    April 18, 2024 at 12:52 pm

    We ARE currently IN an ice age.

  150. @etanxd5377

    April 18, 2024 at 1:25 pm

    4:29 happy late 4/13 @roxynotlalonde

  151. @TheVdub1980

    April 18, 2024 at 2:47 pm

    We are still coming out of the ice age, which is why the planet is still warming. It has nothing to do with “global warming.” Just saying

  152. @lostwithasmile485

    April 18, 2024 at 3:51 pm

    Neanderthals are still around. They all live on the Eastside of Las Vegas, NV.

  153. @Vollce

    April 18, 2024 at 4:12 pm

    Of course our species “knocked out” the others. Some things never change.

  154. @RegNarnoc21

    April 18, 2024 at 4:14 pm

    How did Humans survive the ice age?They went in out of the fecking cold.

  155. @davesky538

    April 18, 2024 at 4:14 pm

    Campi super volcano destroyed everything approx. 37,500 years ago- eurasia, down wind where most Neathanderals lived. They all starved within a month or less after the ash fell onto the grazing lands killing off all the hunted animals food supply. Those up wind of Campi weren’t enough to keep the population going. I’m simply amazed any humans made it this far into history.

  156. @bobbystanley8580

    April 18, 2024 at 4:34 pm

    I love the picture caricatures to demonstrate the migration!!!!

  157. @edwardkennelly677

    April 18, 2024 at 4:42 pm

    We r at the end of an ice age. You mean the last glacial period. You’re a scientist???

  158. @ajfhalfj

    April 18, 2024 at 4:49 pm

    Wait what about god and Adam and Eve?

  159. @mrj2654

    April 18, 2024 at 5:33 pm

    Answer: there never was an ice age.

  160. @ryanwashington3688

    April 18, 2024 at 6:02 pm

    god i love paleoanthropology

  161. @SlipperyMooseCakes

    April 18, 2024 at 6:06 pm

    I don’t like the way he pronounces Neanderthal lol

  162. @jamiehayes5888

    April 18, 2024 at 6:15 pm

    Can you guess what it is yet 😂

  163. @user-sd5go4rr4i

    April 18, 2024 at 7:24 pm

    Reheads are Satan..

  164. @Gotchaaaaaa

    April 18, 2024 at 7:27 pm

    Rolf Harris has let himself go.

  165. @Joe-bx4wn

    April 18, 2024 at 8:33 pm

    They ate each other. Why all Neanderthals Gone

  166. @paigemalloy4276

    April 19, 2024 at 8:25 am

    16:38
    I was waiting for this the whole video lol

  167. @brettduffin8412

    April 19, 2024 at 9:06 am

    Lmao at the f bomb. Well handled.

  168. @user-hl1dq7nh4d

    April 19, 2024 at 10:07 am

    they krept in the arms of bears to keep warm…

  169. @jocelynerousseau7098

    April 19, 2024 at 10:15 am

    Why did they survive? Bc today’s humans are more evil and destructive then humans who are in the caveman era

  170. @reuireuiop0

    April 19, 2024 at 10:57 am

    A Similar Channel on Climate Change, where scientist soberly and matter of fact, like Mr Churchill above, answers all questions denial _sorry_ doubtful folks might pose, sure that would help at least those who are willing to learn if it really exists and what it’s all about ??

  171. @MsArgentana

    April 19, 2024 at 11:02 am

    The ice Ages : 4 in fact.. As Neanderthals survived in Europe 320.000 yrs

  172. @user-qt1qw1dy5b

    April 19, 2024 at 11:40 am

    Too many adds. Not interested.

  173. @EstherC-gz7co

    April 19, 2024 at 12:27 pm

    4:30 Why only use male figurines? Weren’t any females at that time ? 😂 Please be a bit modern and less sexist.

  174. @sunshine_tidings6983

    April 19, 2024 at 12:39 pm

    Your mom has a globular cranial vault.

  175. @Roger-ws8rj

    April 19, 2024 at 12:50 pm

    Less than a minute in, how can i trust anything you’re going to say if you don’t even know the name of the “spear thrower”?

  176. @umadbro1570

    April 19, 2024 at 2:00 pm

    Lucy is named after LSD? because thats what that song is about…

  177. @Soloisbac

    April 19, 2024 at 2:26 pm

    Humans chase their prey until they died of exhaustion. Now we are extremely lazy and stupid in a pathetic way

    • @Soloisbac

      April 19, 2024 at 2:26 pm

      *used to

  178. @johnverhallen8658

    April 19, 2024 at 2:38 pm

    I always wondered how early humans kept wild animals out of their caves.

  179. @BruceHenderson-cq2fu

    April 19, 2024 at 3:06 pm

    Humans survived the Ice Age because of cheap Ukraine gas and the Government was not conservative and / or Nat-c

  180. @nickrees4706

    April 19, 2024 at 3:16 pm

    What did they do for fun? Well if they looked like you they probably would have taken up the didgeridoo and while they were doing their cave paintings said “Can you tell what it is, yet?”

  181. @mingkachow1466

    April 19, 2024 at 3:27 pm

    we’re gonna need another episode with this guy!

  182. @renaissanceman5847

    April 19, 2024 at 3:34 pm

    Karen: “I have 83% of Neanderthal genes…”
    Dr Steven: Your dating life is seriously going to suffer… take up power lifting instead

  183. @HilltopZombieShop

    April 19, 2024 at 4:11 pm

    Underground city in Turkey.

  184. @RobertSkene-qw3ob

    April 19, 2024 at 4:14 pm

    Survival by stay in bed with anybody and anything and anything that had fur was skinned and roasted and toasted!!🤣🇨🇦

  185. @user-xh2yg4uv9q

    April 19, 2024 at 4:31 pm

    Hunting and gathering and loving in ice free regions.

  186. @TheBlackmanIsGod

    April 19, 2024 at 5:01 pm

    Cavemen are the root of white people not all humans, the original African original humans never lived in caves.

  187. @cyrilio

    April 19, 2024 at 5:04 pm

    These Wired series are so awesome. Keep em coming.

  188. @berliantisalamahu730

    April 19, 2024 at 5:26 pm

    I always feel so happy to be taught by Professors who love their craft, you can feel the passion in the way they explain things and that makes me excited to learn more.

  189. @Bart-Did-it

    April 19, 2024 at 6:25 pm

    Neanderthals had👖’s Mind blown.
    I enjoyed every minute of that very informative.

    When were the three great pyramids built?.

    When did the last ice age start and why?.

    So cooking shrunk our Appendix huh 🤔 our second stomach thats now redundant.

  190. @electriccoconut

    April 19, 2024 at 7:36 pm

    Nice get out with the red head s .dodged that bullet!

  191. @teedeeart9442

    April 20, 2024 at 5:04 am

    vowels schmowls, who needs multiple vowels when you have your hands and you need to keep quiet while hunting, and some modern languages get by with just 2 or 3 vowels anyway. Gesture and sign first I think.

  192. @klaaserirl

    April 20, 2024 at 7:37 am

    Christ is lord klke

  193. @cherylgirltech2795

    April 20, 2024 at 8:43 am

    @wired is there a school-friendly version of this video (language censored)? I’d LOVE to use this video for my class, but I can’t do that with the f–k bombs visible. Thanks! 🙂

  194. @nirfz

    April 20, 2024 at 10:07 am

    Hm. _they just stayed put, hunkered down and dealt with it_ is not really explaining anything. I mean how did they get food when everything is frozen?
    It’s not like there were seasons when they could get food and just live off it during the winter. Iceage meant them living like today on greenland but without any infrastructure. Or is my conception of ice age in europe wrong?

  195. @Bob-zl4cb

    April 20, 2024 at 10:22 am

    Successfully.

  196. @joejasper9720

    April 20, 2024 at 10:49 am

    I try to watch Dr. Churchill’s videos whenever I can. I was lucky enough to have a Neanderthal class with him at Duke almost 30 years ago. Great teacher and makes it very interesting.

  197. @alanhaynes9672

    April 20, 2024 at 11:33 am

    We’re still in an ice age and we haven’t survived it yet.

  198. @zap...

    April 20, 2024 at 12:46 pm

    The Bible tells us that Noah built a spaceship that took us up to heaven and then brought us back when God had fixed the thermostat.

  199. @kc-jm3cd

    April 20, 2024 at 12:50 pm

    That mating wasn’t a choice

  200. @thankyouforyourcompliance7386

    April 20, 2024 at 12:54 pm

    When there were so many human species, why was there not one species that shared the key features to compete with us?

  201. @thankyouforyourcompliance7386

    April 20, 2024 at 12:56 pm

    Serious question: Today we have much more individuals than any human species before us. With a given mutation rate but the sheer size of the population shouldn’t there be already another species evolving?

  202. @Jmadd_07

    April 20, 2024 at 12:57 pm

    3:46 Another theory I’ve heard about Neanderthals is that they out competed human men with human females, so that they ended up breeding themselves out of existence because they breed more with humans than with themselves

  203. @Thulgore

    April 20, 2024 at 2:08 pm

    I still don’t understand how humans survive in hot environments. My body does not adapt to heat. I just can’t.

  204. @GaminGit

    April 20, 2024 at 4:34 pm

    9:00 Wait a minute! You mean to tell me Lucy is named after the Beatles tune that pays homage to LSD? That’s so cool! The team that found her sound like my kind of people.

  205. @MrPAULONEAL

    April 20, 2024 at 5:42 pm

    We are still living in the ice age…

  206. @Cocoa-yw6pv

    April 20, 2024 at 5:54 pm

    The racists must be seething! Adam and Eve are Black, we knew 🤭 The Holy Book also describes Christ as having hair like wool and skin Ike bronze/brass. Not blonde hair blue eyed. Cackling!

  207. @siramea

    April 20, 2024 at 5:57 pm

    why are all the example images of early humans male in appearance?

  208. @richardcombden3663

    April 20, 2024 at 5:57 pm

    This was amazing, loved it, thanks!

  209. @zhouyongkang5331

    April 20, 2024 at 6:32 pm

    George, is that you?

  210. @bravosierra2447

    April 20, 2024 at 6:43 pm

    Neanderthals did have a sense of humor. Just watch Quest for Fire & you’ll see it.

  211. @Nov-5062

    April 20, 2024 at 6:44 pm

    At first I thought that was Ron Pearlman

  212. @heinzerbrew

    April 20, 2024 at 7:32 pm

    I am glad that one person said “honest question” because without that I would have assumed it was a lie…

  213. @Hanmieson

    April 20, 2024 at 7:47 pm

    By not being where the ice werent

  214. @Content-Fuzball

    April 20, 2024 at 8:09 pm

    Too many adds

  215. @sueware8377

    April 20, 2024 at 8:25 pm

    Wonderful video Dr. Churchill…great presentation.

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