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Quick summary of early human history,
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This review is from: Mankind The Story Of All Of Us Season 1 (Amazon Instant Video)
This first episode does a good job of piecing together early human history in a chronology that logically flows from one event/invention/discovery to another. It does make some obvious educated guesses, but educated guesses are necessary in history, especially when there are few written records of the time. This first episode provides a good, quick and summarized illustration of the early events of human life and how we came to be a people from a mere animal species.
The only flaw is that it seems, at times, that the progression of this history moves too fast, without an explanation of other civilizations (such as the Mayans, Aztecs, Chinese). It seems that a lot of things are ignored or bypassed for the sake of making the episode an hour or less. Do not expect a detailed explanation of human history, but a good and entertaining summary that could precede more detailed research with other sources.