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Magic Moments of the Stone Age

Magic Moments of the Stone Age traces the amazing journey of mankind to civilization and its spread throughout the world.

The film presents the key inventions that enabled humans to survive in their environment and to shape it according to their needs. It all began two and a half million years ago in a fertile valley in East Africa. There, the still apelike ancestors of homo sapiens shaped stones to cut the flesh from animal carcasses. The invention of the hand axe was the first magic moment of the Stone Age. It marked the start of an incredible journey along the path to civilization. Meat provided extra protein and thus enhanced the development of the human brain. This was the pre requisite for another magic moment that took place about a million years later: the taming of fire, immortalized by the Greeks in the legend of Prometheus.