Ancient Earth investigates the nature and animals of the prehistoric.
Throughout three different episodes, we’ll get a chance to witness the Permian, Triassic and Cretaceous periods beginning over 300 million years ago.
Episode 1: What Killed The Giant Insects
The Permian period at the end of Paleozoic Era saw a mass of different insects dominating the Earth. The seperation of this age to the next is marked by the largest mass extinction recorded in the history of life on Earth.
But why and how did they die?
In this first episode of Ancient Earth we’ll look into the paleontological studies of this age.
Together with this scientific detective team, attaining help from ethologists, geologists and even particle physicists, the film sets out to recreate the missing branches of the tree of life.
Episode 2: The Mystery of the Feathered Dragons
Explore the Triassic period of life on Earth, a time where dinosaurs rule our planet.
In an effort to answer the question “Where do birds come from?”, the second episode of Ancient Earth scours the tree of life for answers to showcase the evidence . Evidence, which goes all the way back to the age of dinosaurs.
As a team of palaeontologists guide us through the fossilised evidence, the film breathes life into the long-extinct dinosaurs and shows them in their natural habitat.
Episode 3: The Dawn Of Mammals
The Dawn of Mammals follows a team of scientists as they answer the mysterious questions as to where mammals originated from.
The history of life and evolution is long, but thankfully technology and the groundbreaking fossilized finds of today gives us an almost certain answer.
- Release date2018
- Full runtime
- Director(s)Emma Baus, Bertrand Loyer
- Production companySaint Thomas Productions