When We Met Other Human Species

  • Published: 10 July 2019
  • We all belong to the only group of hominins on the planet today. But we weren’t always alone. 100,000 years ago, Eurasia was home to other hominin species, some of which we know our ancestors met, and spent some quality time with.

    Thanks to Julio Lacerda and Fabrizio de Rossi from Studio 252mya for their wonderful hominin illustrations. You can find more of their work here: 252mya.com/

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Comments • 3 884

  • joe bob
    joe bob  3 hours back

    What was the highest neanderthal population? Do we have any idea? They seemed very widespread. And its also fascinating they lived in Europe during several ice ages and warm periods.

    • David Wayne Choate
      David Wayne Choate  3 hours back

      "A Planet where Apes Evolved from Men!"

      • David Wayne Choate
        David Wayne Choate  3 hours back


        • charlie brownau
          charlie brownau  3 hours back

          How can we seriously look at our history or future while the west is getting replaced by GLOBAL LEFT MARXIST CULTIST that from 1970s to now are undermining everything western society is based off

          Heck we have a massive amount of increasing people that outright refuse to look at
          common sense
          and biology

          Heck we now have the Always offended cultists changing how GENDER is based
          no longer is it based on BIRTH and BIOLOGY , its now based on mental illness and mah feelings

          how can we seriously look at DNA and other human branch's
          till we fix the core root problems of society today

          • Adam Armstrong
            Adam Armstrong  3 hours back

            At some point we as humans almost have to accept that we are..different species lol and that’s only by our own standards

            • Adam Armstrong
              Adam Armstrong  3 hours back

              I don’t really think they had a downfall as much as we absorbed them mostly or at least for sure 50% of their population (females)

              • Globglogabgolab
                Globglogabgolab  4 hours back

                Proving that the end result of diversity is genocide. Neat.

                • Monique Marilyn
                  Monique Marilyn  5 hours back

                  Imagine "breeding" with a Neanderthal!?


                • Alejandro Gonzalez
                  Alejandro Gonzalez  6 hours back

                  Hominins or hominids??

                  • feldar
                    feldar  8 hours back

                    If modern humans interbred with Neanderthals and they're children were able to reproduce, why do we consider Neanderthals a different species? Aren't we more like different breeds of dogs, than cats and tigers?

                    • Tom Tonev
                      Tom Tonev  9 hours back

                      He said Neanderthal alot!

                      • Ancient Mysteries & Modern Innovations

                        "An interbreeding event"? I think I've seen this one...

                        • lightmeupper
                          lightmeupper  9 hours back

                          Dont forget humans have always killed off spicies wheather they where humans or animals

                          • Cisco Lagunes
                            Cisco Lagunes  9 hours back

                            I hate how you say neanderthal but very interesting o.0

                            • marc guidetti
                              marc guidetti  10 hours back

                              why haven't you mentioned the Denisovan remains found in North America in Los Angeles and San Diego in the past 4 years and in Peru and Chile
                              They were in the America's thousands of years before the Native Americans arrived from Asia and before the Solutreans arrived from Europe

                              • Autumn G
                                Autumn G  12 hours back

                                I like the Minecraft soundtrack playing in the back

                                • Bryan Wint
                                  Bryan Wint  12 hours back

                                  Vegeta's voice: So that means Africans are the only true pure blooded Homosapions

                                  • Ted Walker
                                    Ted Walker  13 hours back

                                    Where did the different species come from in the first place. Did they just suddenly pop up from nothing?

                                    • Liam Roberts
                                      Liam Roberts  1 hours back

                                      They probably just all branched off from different, unknown early ape like ancestors at some point.

                                  • James Souza
                                    James Souza  13 hours back

                                    Ya but where does Tony Ferguson fit into all this?

                                    • Stretto Dardanelli
                                      Stretto Dardanelli  13 hours back

                                      Only humans with neanderthal admixture have successful space programs. Just sayin.

                                    • Stretto Dardanelli
                                      Stretto Dardanelli  13 hours back

                                      Those who came out of Africa had no Neanderthal admixture, which we do... They weren't us!

                                      • danturbo316
                                        danturbo316  14 hours back

                                        Let me guess, we took out the other hominids just like we're doing to many other animals today?

                                        • PRKCHP CLSSC
                                          PRKCHP CLSSC  14 hours back

                                          Im gonna keep calling them dennahsovans, you cant stop me.

                                          • Alex Block
                                            Alex Block  14 hours back

                                            Isn't the def of a species split that the animals can no longer mate?

                                            • PudelsRule
                                              PudelsRule  14 hours back

                                              Thank you for this presentation - as our knowledge grows it makes one excited to learn more!
                                              Signed, human happy to have 304 genetic variants that can be traced to the Neanderthals-
                                              This is more than 89% of 23andMe participants to date.......no ooogh about it!

                                              • Tree Rock Gaming
                                                Tree Rock Gaming  15 hours back

                                                Ju liar u said videos every Tuesday now it is Wednesday

                                                • wilkatis
                                                  wilkatis  16 hours back

                                                  Well, here's a question - isn't it somewhat a definition of separating 2 species that they can't interbreed between them, at least not without producing an infertile offspring?
                                                  Humans & other hominids being able to interbreed almost sounds like them being the same "species", just different "races" so to say. Following that logic one could assume that migrating & thus "mixing" would end up unifying both "branches" into a single, somewhat "modified", one. If one "race" has more "attractive" quantities (lets say - human females generally preferring human males over other humanoid males for some reason) together with the numbers advantage (the smaller group always has less of a footprint than the larger group, you could say it gets diffused into it) this could lead to an eventual unifying into a single branch that continues with the others somewhat "going extinct" (even if a better term for that would be others getting "absorbed" into it).

                                                  Well, that's just my nonsense thinking

                                                  • marcelo rubio
                                                    marcelo rubio  9 hours back

                                                    Breeding and producing fertile offspring is the biological species concept, which is not widely used today, because it ignores evolution as a continuous process affecting all populations. If a group of organisms comes from a distinct lineage, with a unique and relevant evolutionary history, it is understand that it deserves to be named and classified as a distinct species, even if it is possible that occasional interbreeding with others populations results in fertile offspring. Also, reproduction should not be used to unite different groups because it is a basal caracteristic, that can be shared or not among all descendants of a common ancestor, like there are examples of species A, B and C, in wich species A and B are more closely related but can't interbreed, but interbreed between A and C occurs.

                                                • ZenBrane
                                                  ZenBrane  16 hours back

                                                  It sounds like you're saying homonyms.

                                                  • The open mind
                                                    The open mind  16 hours back

                                                    So we bred with people who were fitter physically to survive but they died out. Yea, that makes sense. (not) How come we made it that far if we were less fit than neanderthals? Plus different species cannot usually interbreed. Something tells me they don't really have a clue.

                                                    • Mann Tau
                                                      Mann Tau  11 hours back

                                                      They aren’t a different species

                                                  • Last One
                                                    Last One  17 hours back

                                                    Stole this name from Me

                                                    • jeremy jozwik
                                                      jeremy jozwik  19 hours back

                                                      good video, thanks for posting!

                                                      • Ea Wy
                                                        Ea Wy  19 hours back

                                                        We are the last monkey on the branch. We are poised to destroy mankind as we did before primitive man restarted the human race. The recycling reinvention of nuclear warfare will end the existence of the last monkey again. We are so busy inventing the invisible enemy that we don't realize where we are heading. 🙊

                                                        • NYA5H
                                                          NYA5H  19 hours back

                                                          So, basically weak homo-sapiens of Africa were banished from local tribes for some nasty deeds. They wondered into cold Europe, lewd local Neanderthals there, took their staff and bounce. On their way to Asia they met Denisovans and screwed their wahmen too. After some fun in Asia they gone swimming to Japan, Pacific islands and Americas? What a journey, nice trip DNA :D

                                                          • msd
                                                            msd  19 hours back

                                                            I thought "human" was the species? Do they mean other races?

                                                            • abbiekitten[13% 52%]
                                                              abbiekitten[13% 52%]  30 minutes back

                                                              look into out of India theory

                                                            • Alex Ruddies
                                                              Alex Ruddies  9 hours back

                                                              @msd Because it's the current form of Homo Sapien. There were other subspecies of Homo Sapian in the past, such as Homo Sapian Idaltu.

                                                            • msd
                                                              msd  10 hours back

                                                              @Alex Ruddies Why does "Sapian Sapian" double the name like that?

                                                            • Alex Ruddies
                                                              Alex Ruddies  10 hours back

                                                              Well, all those in the genus Homo are human. Like Homo Sapien Sapien, Homo Erectus, Homo Neanderthalis, Homo Habilis, etc...

                                                          • rabblerouser
                                                            rabblerouser  20 hours back

                                                            I think sexually transmitted diseases and other diseases might have killed off the Neanderthals.

                                                            • Nurmle
                                                              Nurmle  20 hours back

                                                              When humans meet other species don't we eat them? Haven't met a species I didn't like, as long as it's cooked right!

                                                              • king peek
                                                                king peek  21 hours back

                                                                Our super power sex and persuasion

                                                                • Francesco Iapicca
                                                                  Francesco Iapicca  22 hours back

                                                                  probably some bard was around

                                                                  • Lord Sesshomaru
                                                                    Lord Sesshomaru  22 hours back

                                                                    So many of us who are of European and Asian descent aren't 100% human? Cool.

                                                                    • Alex Ruddies
                                                                      Alex Ruddies  10 hours back

                                                                      We are, we're still part of the genus Homo, so we're very much 100% human. 👍

                                                                  • Philip EARC
                                                                    Philip EARC  23 hours back

                                                                    I hate it when this omegacuck comes up on autoplay.

                                                                    • Tony John
                                                                      Tony John  23 hours back

                                                                      So, race is not just skin deep. Hm..

                                                                      • Ficco Clivano Ikhsan
                                                                        Ficco Clivano Ikhsan  24 hours back

                                                                        Neanderthal, TOgether strong, Neanderthal with human, WEAK

                                                                        • Kade Kim
                                                                          Kade Kim  24 hours back

                                                                          Thanks Hank, this video was surprisingly quite heartwarming

                                                                          • DudeNamedDan
                                                                            DudeNamedDan  1 days back

                                                                            This basically means certain prior hominid “species” were actually just people who had different skeletal structures than other people due to their dissimilar evolutionary biomes, right? Sooo... wouldn’t calling them separate species be kinda racist?

                                                                            • A B
                                                                              A B  1 days back

                                                                              I'm pretty sure i've bred with a couple neanderthal ladies after to many beers impaired my judgement.

                                                                              • Michael Mantion
                                                                                Michael Mantion  1 days back

                                                                                music ruined video.

                                                                                • Rush
                                                                                  Rush  1 days back

                                                                                  Climate change and being assimalated by modern humans put them out

                                                                                  • John Baldwin
                                                                                    John Baldwin  1 days back

                                                                                    And what about the ones that are coined the 'Adamites?' The people that had elongated skulls and were much taller... these are not the other indigenous people that were doing head-boarding or binding method to achieve and mimic elongated stature of these lost and forgotten people?
                                                                                    Surely, there were more other species other than what is mainly exclusive in the scientific community and academia?