When We Met Other Human Species

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  • Published on:  Tuesday, July 9, 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: https://252mya.com/Produced in collaboration with PBS Digital Studios: http://youtube.com/pbsdigitalstudiosSuper special thanks to the following Patreon patrons for helping make Eons possible:Katie Fichtner, Anthony Callaghan, MissyElliottSmith, The Scintillating Spencer, AA, Zachary Spencer, Stefan Weber, Ilya Murashov, Charles Kahle, Robert Amling, Po Foon Kwong, Larry Wilson, Merri Snaidman, John Vanek, Neil H. Gray, Esmeralda Rupp-Spangle, Gregory Donovan, الخليفي سلطان, Gabriel Cortez, Marcus Lejon, Robert Arévalo, Robert Hill, Todd Dittman, Betsy Radley, PS, Philip Slingerland, Jose Garcia, Eric Vonk, Tony Wamsley, Henrik Peteri, Jonathan Wright, Jon Monteiro, James Bording, Brad Nicholls, Miles Chaston, Michael McClellan, Jeff Graham, Maria Humphrey, Nathan Paskett, Connor Jensen, Daisuke Goto, Hubert Rady, Gregory Kintz, Tyson Cleary, Chandler Bass, Joao Ascensao, Tsee Lee, Sarah Fritts, Alex YanIf you'd like to support the channel, head over to http://patreon.com/eons and pledge for some cool rewards!Want to follow Eons elsewhere on the internet?Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/eonsshowTwitter - https://twitter.com/eonsshowInstagram - https://www.instagram.com/eonsshow/References: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1h...


  • Michael H  12 days ago

    Meanwhile in an alternate universe, Neanderthals are watching videos about why humans went extinct.

  • Imran  16 hours ago

    @Uchiha Obito they'd probably not call us small headed humans Sapiens though probably Homo-SmallCranius.

  • Ken Roberts  16 hours ago

    yes on GruntTube

  • Clarence Fulcher  11 days ago

    Back in 2008, National Geographic thought it was quite hard and impossible to trace and evidence that Neanderthals and Homo Sapiens interbred, now 11 years later we have this explanation here. Nice

  • Clarence Fulcher  an hour ago

    @Forever Remain Nameless yeah, and I think it's awesome to see actual changes from a long period of time to another

  • Back in 08 everybody didn't have smartphones either, 10yrs is a long time. Technology and information can come a long way in 10yrs.....

  • Maybe they(Neanderthals) just integrated with our species and never really died off at all, we had the numbers so they eventually just become apart of us

  • samiam2088  2 days ago

    I’m sure many did, but that’s likely only part of the answer to why Neanderthals went extinct. Have low population numbers, and sparsely distributed populations I think are another factor. I’m sure it was a combination of several different phenomenon.

  • Monique Marilyn  4 days ago

    I've had some ex boyfriend's who's very existence proves this theory credible!

  • Johan Hansson  11 days ago

    So exactly why are we different spieces if we could produce fertile offspring?

  • Arthur Dewith  16 hours ago

    stefan breeding with other races produces vigorous young and also fun to do

  • Arthur Dewith  17 hours ago

    Ethan Reyes do Chinese and British look similar. do Iranians and Swedish act and look different ? but Europeans are able to have sex with them and produce beautiful babies

  • Alex  13 days ago

    I guess the real journey was all the friends we reproduced with along the way.

  • Nate Taite  23 hours ago

    I would assume most peoples wouldn't mind living along side unique individuals. But you can imagine right, that the mistrust that so many cultures have for each other today or even a thousand or so or even more years; that that's always been the case. And its probably something that evolved in us to mistrust other types of humans. Because say when the Spanish first met the Americas, the sailors met huge cities of Mayan peoples, but without realising spread smallpox killing these huge nations. So when t...

  • Kjass Aylo  yesterday

    @Chris Lutz yes, super strong.

  • Rhubarber  8 days ago

    They drew my boy Denisovan like a Dr. Suess Chewbacca.

  • Brian Tunzi  4 days ago

    So a human Did Fu(k & Ape Back when ? Maybe ? More then likely ..

  • William O'Leary  4 days ago

    I was thinking "Noob Saibot"....

  • WisdomIsPrecious  8 days ago

    Every time he says “and it didn’t just happen in one place or one time” I feel like I’m watching a documentary about a sex scandal

  • Ira Philip  2 days ago

    @Leonardo Krügel I

  • Nicholas Joseph  3 days ago

    It is a sex scandal. Who knew we were not only not pure but we probably had sex with a lot of strange partners

  • Sol Stice  9 days ago

    We are the borg. Résistance is futile. You shall be assimilated. I knew that sounded anthropologically familiar. 🤔

  • GlidingBoulder  18 hours ago

    @KiLLaKonTroL 99 are you looking for reparations? Sounds like you're racist.

  • monkeytheboy  21 hours ago

    @KiLLaKonTroL 99 you sound like you need mental help. I hope you seek it out and feel better soon.

  • Kirk Ross  4 days ago

    Could this possibly be the basis for our cultural creation of Dwarfs, Faries, Elves? All Human Cultures have these "other human creatures" in our myths, stories, and oral traditions. Could this be the way that modern humans attempted to explain to their descendants that there were "other human creatures" like us long ago?

  • Alexandra  yesterday

    The Raff But they may have uncovered bones of humans with very different proportions, which could potentially be these different species of human. It’s very unlikely but possible.

  • Maybe the dwarfs is based on homo floerensis because homo floerensis have 1 meter height

  • Sol K. Posner  13 days ago

    I love learning about humans.

  • MrAcerulez  2 days ago

    @The Real Deal Certainly a person, that's for sure.

  • The Real Deal  3 days ago

    @MrAcerulez this comment is suspect 🤔Lol what are you