Life on ancient Earth

Walk with the dinosaurs and beasts recreated in some of the BBC's best-loved series, unearth the world's ancient secrets in some long-unseen gems from the archive and uncover the dramatic story of life on Earth.

BBC Nature opens up the prehistoric realms, following evolutionary paths from long-extinct ancestors to today's living species, for example elephants and humans.

Explore the extraordinary history of planet Earth: how it would have looked and what life was like. Discover how mass extinctions wiped out vast swathes of living things, find out what caused them and wonder at how life on our planet has managed to cling on through the devastation.

Explore prehistoric life