Here’s What Happened Before Human History?


In a video posted to the Kurzgesagt – In a Nutshell YouTube channel called “What Happened Before History? Human Origins,” a dulcettoned narrator recounts our relatively brief history, starting with our ancestors, the apes, and moving forward into the Internet age millions of years later.

It seems like a long time, at least compared to our short lifespans, but as the narrator points out, the history of homo sapiens sapiens (or modern humans), only makes up about 0.001 percent of all human history, including now extinct species such as homo erectus.

In other terms, it’s been about 125,000 generations since the emergence of the first human species.