When you go to find out about humans from 200,000 years ago, you will be struck by how much they are same as humans at the present time. The ancient species having large-brain, different face and teeth not dissimilar to us. These early sapiens went to war, formed relation and also created tools like us.
It is genuine that learning what it means to be human, it seems, involves learning about the ancient humans. So, let’s go through the life of humans in early and the progress from old age to the present world.
Here are some discoveries that have begun to spend what we thought we knew about the human origin story and give complete information about the Ancient human.
Homo habilis was discovered in 1960, it is believed that they have evolved in Africa 2 million years ago and extinct in Africa 1.5 million years ago. They officially named in 1964. The name was taken as Homo habilis identifying it as the first real human species.
Homo erectures discovered in 1891 and evolved in Africa about 2 million years ago and then started to expend across Eurasia. It may have disappeared by 143, 000 years ago. It was probably the earliest human to learn how to control fire.
This human species was discovered in 1829 but was officially named in 1865. It was approved in Eurasia approx 200,000 years ago and extincted about 40,000 years ago. Neanderthals made stone and bone tools as well. They could even control fire and used to take advantage of the firs triggered by lighting.
The Denisovans were discovered in 2010; it is tough to say about their existence. However, it is believed that it used to appear about 200,000 years to 50,000 years ago. The Denisovans are most important for the way they were discovered; they are different. We do not know anything about their physical structure including skeletons, appearance and how they behaved.
Homo floresiensis were discovered in 2003 and name officially in the following years. They are known to have lived on the Indonesian island of Flores between about 100,000 and 50,000 years ago. This was and continues to be, a puzzle. Its features include a short body, tiny brain, and the long feet.
Homo Naledi was discovered in 2013 and officially named in 2015. There is no official published data on the species’ age, but some reports suggest that it was alive between 300,000 and 200,000 years ago. In features, it had a big brain; other parts looked almost ape-like.
Homo sapiens first appeared in Africa about 200,000 years and named by a scientist in 1758. The value of our modern human species is evident. By about 40,000 years ago, ours was the last human species surviving on the Earth.
These discoveries help you to lead to a new idea and further studies in this field could shed more light about where these different species came from, and when and how they interacted.