When We Took Over the World

  • Published: 08 May 2019
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    From our deepest origins in Africa all the way to the Americas, by looking at the fossils and archaeological materials we have been able to trace the path our ancestors took during thee short window of time when we took over the world.

    Thanks to Julio Lacerda and Studio 252mya for the human migration illustration. You can find more of Julio's work here: 252mya.com/gallery/julio-lacerda

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Comments • 1 635

  • Adam Martin
    Adam Martin  2 hours back

    "We met with and interbred with other homids along the way, but that is a story for another time." <- someone has been watching Star Trek.

    • VonJhonn
      VonJhonn  9 hours back

      I just watched several similar vids made by non American YouTubers. Clicked on this and the LOUDNESS AND OVERLY DRAMATIC narration snd mood here is so off putting that I can’t even watch this.. . 🤦‍♂️ (WTF)

      • Brendan O'Neil
        Brendan O'Neil  2 days back

        Would that skull have been found in the mountains?

        • Ianimations
          Ianimations  3 days back

          Nobody is interested in humans, we ruined or destroyed all the natural wonders of the world and deserve hate not praise.

          • Japanese man
            Japanese man  4 days back

            Giant moth need giant lamp


            • Char Horst
              Char Horst  5 days back

              They built a boat.

              • Char Horst
                Char Horst  5 days back

                Humans exploit resources then move on to new areas.

                • Margaret louise
                  Margaret louise  5 days back

                  Hmmmm......what about the reptilians??

                • Keowar
                  Keowar  5 days back

                  toothfairy investing in teeth 300k years ago:


                  • Wendi martin
                    Wendi martin  5 days back

                    Ummm. There are recent remains found in the NW that are 50,000 years ago. There are also recent findings of people traveling via canoe into South America and North America

                    • Nathan Frey
                      Nathan Frey  7 days back

                      So when was there evidence of boats?

                      • anonymous ubiquitious
                        anonymous ubiquitious  1 weeks back

                        How much more superior are western europeans to all humans? Is their a superiority. ndex ?

                        • john harris
                          john harris  4 weeks back

                          Lots of breeding back then, not so much today!

                          • Dbmlt/ Danily500
                            Dbmlt/ Danily500  4 weeks back

                            *BIG BRAIN*

                            • brabanthallen
                              brabanthallen  1 months back

                              There is evidence suggesting that humans in North America date back much further than 16,000 years, perhaps over 100,000 years. There is much evidence suggesting there was a highly advanced, worldwide civilization well over 12,000 years ago, and that it was devastated by a worldwide cataclysm during the Younger Dryas period. However, mainstream academia are doing their best to discredit the evidence since it contradicts with the archaeological dogma that has been widely accepted. Dogma has no place in real science. The human story is constantly changing as new evidence arises, and science must be willing to accept new evidence when it is presented. The evidence is there. Highly advanced megalithic stone construction and carving exists all over the world at many sites. It is abundantly clear that much of what we have been taught concerning the rise of humanity and civilization is simply incorrect and incomplete. There was advanced technology on several continents that we cannot even match today, and it existed before the bronze age, contrary to what we have been taught.

                              • rent a shill
                                rent a shill  4 days back

                                @brabanthallen thats not evidence in your favor
                                do you understand how this works?
                                you need to provide empirical evidence that its impossible to cut stone 5000 years ago

                                nobody with any expertise on the subject thinks its impossbile
                                its pretty easy
                                but its time consuming and labor intensive
                                if you actually wanted to know the truth about how they were built
                                you would already know
                                because there are thousands of demonstrations of how easy it is

                                its just insanely time consuming
                                for pyramid of giza stone blocks
                                it would require a team of 30 man to cut one average stone block for about a month, they would work in shifts day and night

                              • brabanthallen
                                brabanthallen  4 days back

                                @rent a shill - Stone carving techniques at the Serapeum, Egypt. Baalbek in Lebanon. Sacsayhuaman in Peru, Cambodia, Mexico, Bolivia, Egypt, etc. No logical fallacies, actual artifacts that should not have been produced with the tools we "believe" they had available at the time.

                              • rent a shill
                                rent a shill  4 days back

                                if by "evidence suggest highly advanced civilization" you mean arguments from ignorance on how were the pyramids built
                                you are mistaken,
                                those are not evidence
                                they are logical fallacies

                            • Marci Nelson
                              Marci Nelson  1 months back

                              *Huh, weird, that some of our oldest tribal (from several different tribes, I'm from the Klamath tribe) stories have us coming up from the jungles of the south American continent.*

                              • The_Rumpled_Book
                                The_Rumpled_Book  1 months back

                                Early humans: follow the food! Follow the food! Wait, sh*t, now it's cold. Uh...wear your food's fuzzy casing!!

                                • Alice Descoteaux
                                  Alice Descoteaux  1 months back

                                  Is it possible for you and your colleagues to speak faster and faster than you do! Are you in a competition: who is gonna speak faster than the other? :-)

                                  • Joe O Sullivan
                                    Joe O Sullivan  1 months back

                                    It's kind of fascinating that early humans discovered Australia and the Americas last. Then, thousands of years later, we modern humans didn't even know these countries existed, and again discovered them last.

                                    • 1 thepackgawd
                                      1 thepackgawd  1 months back

                                      They found humanbones in Brazil at 22000 years ago

                                      • Linear Wolf
                                        Linear Wolf  2 months back

                                        BIG BRAIN

                                        • Ashley Lynn
                                          Ashley Lynn  2 months back

                                          So where the pyramids built yet?

                                          • rent a shill
                                            rent a shill  4 days back

                                            there are numerous pyramids from different time periods....
                                            i will pressume you mean "great pyramids of giza" because thats the one people usually think of first
                                            its around 4500 years old

                                            while the oldest we discovered is "pyramid of djoser" that is around 200 years older

                                        • Michael
                                          Michael  2 months back

                                          The Dali man is 209k years old, found in China.

                                          • Positive Comment
                                            Positive Comment  2 months back

                                            Big up the Kents Cavern massive mate

                                            • Larry Hovekamp
                                              Larry Hovekamp  2 months back

                                              How did early humans enter Southeast Asian islands and Australasia? Simple. These places were a part of the Asian mainland except for then narrow straights between New Guinea area and the rest of the Asian continent. By then they may also have had simple boats and rafts. During that time, sea levels were a hundred meters lower than today because of ice age glaciers therefore more land and crossings to travel.

                                              • Metaphysics
                                                Metaphysics  2 months back

                                                But did we really take over the 'world'? 🤔

                                                • Sandeep Athwal
                                                  Sandeep Athwal  2 months back

                                                  $100 to talk 2 a nerd....or pay me £10 & speak with a real OG.!

                                                  • Jeremy Cornwell
                                                    Jeremy Cornwell  2 months back

                                                    Stay away from my, conflict of interest.

                                                  • christina1stallings
                                                    christina1stallings  2 months back

                                                    Is the changing locations of tectonic plates taken into consideration?

                                                    • I27T I84
                                                      I27T I84  2 months back

                                                      Is anyone else bothered by the fact that they used the same photo like 3 times in this video

                                                      • Unofficial Hero Trainer
                                                        Unofficial Hero Trainer  2 months back

                                                        what do you think of Charles C. Mann's argument that humans arrived in north america earlier than thought and by multiple migrations, some of which were down the coast rather than through the pass?

                                                        • Vijith Srimantha
                                                          Vijith Srimantha  2 months back

                                                          In Sri Lanka there are findings that indicate about prehistoric settlements of human dated over 125,000 years. They must have came through that southern route.

                                                          • Nathan Jarboe
                                                            Nathan Jarboe  2 months back

                                                            The reason we can’t put the pieces together all the way is because we haven’t found all the sights yet. Plus, it’s hard to actually get real fossils. Most people won’t make a fossil.

                                                            • Nathan Jarboe
                                                              Nathan Jarboe  2 months back

                                                              Did anybody pass through that thin point of Spain????

                                                              • Dankaro Terdoo
                                                                Dankaro Terdoo  2 months back

                                                                I was too scarad to wacth montrum only if I can wacth with someone and can you give my something that will make me be able to save as many of your videos ofline.I love your channel.

                                                                • Policemen Sam
                                                                  Policemen Sam  2 months back

                                                                  the last continent to be reached by Humans was Zealandia it was first reached around 1000 years ago and this is recognised as a continent and includes Papua new guinea and is mostly underwater the most populated part of it is new Zealand which was one of the last places on earth to be discovered when the Maori first came there from the cook islands around 1400 ad.

                                                                  • Hammer Lord8184
                                                                    Hammer Lord8184  2 months back

                                                                    Imagine all the bodies underground that could give us all the information we needed

                                                                    • Richard Sleep
                                                                      Richard Sleep  2 months back

                                                                      Good overview, thanks.

                                                                      • David Greene
                                                                        David Greene  2 months back

                                                                        What is that music used in the beginning?

                                                                      • Lewis Gustave
                                                                        Lewis Gustave  2 months back

                                                                        I wish there was a 8 hour description of the first 10 minutes

                                                                        • passdasalt
                                                                          passdasalt  2 months back

                                                                          Those astronauts ruined everything by not leaving a few teeth on the moon.

                                                                          • MrLennybach
                                                                            MrLennybach  2 months back

                                                                            Dude the water levels were at least 300 feet lower the present day. So and lands and vegetation

                                                                            • Gerardo Esparza
                                                                              Gerardo Esparza  3 months back

                                                                              Video idea: the evolution of birds of prey ( hawks and eagles ) great video, i love this channel.

                                                                              • Issac Newton
                                                                                Issac Newton  3 months back

                                                                                We are just advanced parasites. Nothing more.

                                                                                • gabriela luca
                                                                                  gabriela luca  3 months back

                                                                                  It crazy how we started in Africa but yet they are the people who get treated the worst🌍

                                                                                  • Amir Tidhar
                                                                                    Amir Tidhar  3 months back

                                                                                    The story of the peopling of America is much older than suggested here.
                                                                                    Bluefish cane in Yukon Canada is 24,000 years old. Topper site in S. Carolina is at least 50,000 years old. The Mastodon site in San Diego California is 130,000 years old. and the list is still going on.
                                                                                    So, we demand revision, we cannot continue deceive ourselves and promoting falls idea .

                                                                                    • Chim V
                                                                                      Chim V  3 months back

                                                                                      Y’all should play ancestors: the humankind odyssey im trynna get the sequel

                                                                                      • Bob Jackson
                                                                                        Bob Jackson  3 months back

                                                                                        It wasn't until Homo sapiens bred with Neanderthal & Denisivan that the process of civilisation began.