Man on Earth

Series 1 - 2. Birth of Civilisation

Birth of Civilisation

About this programme

2/4. Tony Robinson traces the impact of global warming at the end of the last ice age, discovering it was the catalyst for the dawn of civilisation, but it also unleashed devastation. In Europe, the rise in temperature prompted an agricultural revolution, while in North Africa, a drought led Saharan refugees to settle along the River Nile, developing new social structures and going on to found the kingdom of Egypt.

Cast and crew

Cast

Presenter
Tony Robinson

Crew

Director
Tom Stubberfield
Executive Producer
Philip Clarke
Series Producer
Simon Raikes
Categories
Documentary