|Scientific name :||Homo heidelbergensis a.k.a Homo antessor|
|Time period :||Early Pleistocene|
|Primary diet :||Omnivore|
|In the programmes|
|Fatalities caused :||One Megaloceros|
|Appearances :||Walking with Cavemen (The Survivors)|
|In the books|
Homo heidelbergensis, also known as Homo rhodesiensis or Homo antecessor, was one of the ancestors of the modern humans. It lived during the Pleistocene epoch, around 40 000 years ago. Homo heidelbergensis was somewhat less intelligent than the modern humans and was the ancestor to the Neanderthal.
In the SeriesEdit
Homo heidelbergensis appears in the last episode of Walking with Cavemen. In this episode, it was shown first hunting the giant deer Megaloceros, and caring for each other (however, the heidelberg people seemed to lack funeral rites present in more advanced Homo species). By the middle of the episode, they had evolved into Neanderthal and Cro-Magnon people instead.