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During the last Ice Ages, a new human species arrived in Europe. They had an unprecedented complex relationship with the world around them. They made music. They had sophisticated culture, tools, weapons and art. They were “us”. They were the Cro-Magnons and they lived in a harsh world of changing climates and ferocious beasts and lived along side the agile and tough, but nowhere near as advanced, Neanderthals. Tune in tonight when Inquiry welcomes back BRIAN FAGAN Emeritus Professor of Anthropology at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Professor Fagan will paint a vivid picture of what life was like for these two human species, living geographically near to each other, yet worlds apart, and discuss what eventually happened to the Neanderthals. Professor Fagan’s fascinating new book is titled CRO-MAGNON: HOW THE ICE AGE GAVE BIRTH TO THE FIRST MODERN HUMANS.