Homo erectus: This is the species that changed our evolution forever,
with their ability to control one of nature's most powerful forces: Fire.

Photographs by NG Studios/ Griffin Kenemer



Video Clips from The Great Human Race Episode 2: FIRE

A Scare in the Night: Cat and Bill build a fence of acacia thorns around the fire and hope that the 3 inch thorns will ward off any predators. As they settle in for the long night on the ground, they are visited by the most dangerous predators on the African savanna.

From the Hunted to the Hunter: Cat and Bill are on the hunt for their next meal. Armed with primitive weapons, they follow the evolution of Homo Erectus from being hunted, to becoming the hunter.