Sitting in the beautiful Verdon Gorge in Southern France, I muse on the first European peoples that inhabited that region. I consider the cave art of Lascaux, Pech Merle, Niaux, Chauvet, Cougnac etc. The animals depicted there must have been sacred to our ancestors, whether Homo Sapien or Neanderthal, who depended on their meat to survive.
I include some nice shots of Wisent (European Bison), Griffon vultures and Alpine Ibex, which are all animals our European ancestors were familiar with. I also explain the genetic origin of European people including the Yamnaya, the hunter-gatherers and the early Neolithic farmers from the Near East.