What Happened Before History? Human Origins

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    Humans. We have been around for a while now. When we think about our past we think about ancient civilizations, the pyramids, stuff like that. But this is only a tiny, tiny part of our history.
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    What Happened Before History? Human Origins
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Comments • 39 739

  • Gara -bō
    Gara -bō 4 minutes ago

    Are we sure they’re all gone? It would be SO cool to find a secret tribe of an entire species

  • Thanos Car
    Thanos Car 4 hours ago

    Imagine what will happen on earth after 100 years! We'll be Gods!

  • Grace Barron
    Grace Barron 5 hours ago

    9:09 "remember how special this little made up world is" oh ok then.

  • GokuBlackRoséYT
    GokuBlackRoséYT 6 hours ago

    How are you so sure we come from apes?

    • Væringjar
      Væringjar 57 minutes ago

      GokuBlackRoséYT genetics, genealogy, palaeontology, biology etc.

  • Eshal Nadeem
    Eshal Nadeem 9 hours ago

    subscribed already!

  • Marvelous Clips
    Marvelous Clips 11 hours ago

    This should be shown in each school. The teachers would explain from time to time though, just in case some are confused and stuff.

  • FBI
    FBI 13 hours ago

    I wish my team can cooperate aith me like that

  • Pepe -
    Pepe - 21 hour ago

    These videos could tell you anything. We just believe it's true because they have professional animations.

    • Væringjar
      Væringjar 56 minutes ago

      Pepe - your bar for for confirmation is very low if all it takes are professional looking animations.

  • Fiji flapps
    Fiji flapps 21 hour ago

    this channel is great!!!!We watch your videos in Our physics class💓

  • Saurabh Yaduvanshi

    The best channel on USclip

  • Laser Stream
    Laser Stream Day ago

    You Are atheist ?

  • Laser Stream
    Laser Stream Day ago +1

    Assassin's Creed Kurzgesagt

  • Laser Stream
    Laser Stream Day ago +1

    Syria,Iraq, Yemen,Libya, Egypt, Tunisia (intro)

  • Mahmut Ucak
    Mahmut Ucak Day ago

    God created evolution

    • Mahmut Ucak
      Mahmut Ucak Day ago

      +Hm Grraarrpffrzz God created everything. Evolution is a thing. So God created evolution. That's the proof.

    • Hm Grraarrpffrzz
      Hm Grraarrpffrzz Day ago

      Prove it.

  • Ahmad Al Hnaish
    Ahmad Al Hnaish Day ago

    If you liked this, you should check out Exurb1a's 'We're the Last Humans Left' video.

  • fadethechannel
    fadethechannel Day ago

    So, we can understand the need for survival in our ancestors, but not when it comes to modern humans...

  • Hans Peter
    Hans Peter Day ago

    The Book "A Brief history of humankind" is a really good read. Very interesting and not hard to understand. I can not recommend that one enough.

  • Smite
    Smite Day ago

    Hello fellow human reading this from the future, at this exact time in my time I am writing to tell you that I will put today's date and want to do something important, every month following the date i write, type the date in your time and your name. If this continues, someone in 250 years time might just see this and continue this to 1000 years and further. Do not under any circumstances stop this now GO:
    11/11/2018 Michael Payne.

  • Jaiden Animations

    I'm not a homo

  • fresh man plays roblox

    wow we are oooooooooold

  • hugo182
    hugo182 Day ago +2

    Starfox 64

  • Dylan Wolf
    Dylan Wolf 2 days ago

    psilocybin is the reason for the development of language and the growth of our consciousness

  • Pseudo Nym
    Pseudo Nym 2 days ago

    If we had to live instantly like we used to... we'd be FKD

  • Donte foque
    Donte foque 2 days ago

    I am upset with prehistoric women not being shown topless !!

  • Uglyrocks
    Uglyrocks 2 days ago

    8:12 there are pokemon in the windows

  • Christopher Eagan
    Christopher Eagan 3 days ago

    You all are amazing! My entire household family is now hooked on your projects. Historical projects are profoundly important to our continued evolution and survival, and your team does a wonderful job! Please make more.

  • A I
    A I 3 days ago

    Humans #1!! 🏅🏅 UNDEFEATED!! UN-DEFEEEAATED!!

  • Rihan Sotelo
    Rihan Sotelo 3 days ago

    Homo erectus are sensible and perceptive. They know how to take care of the planet. Whereas humans are messing it up already.

    MUSIC HITitUP 3 days ago

    I like to read short comments 😃

    MUSIC HITitUP 3 days ago

    Wait, what about adam?

  • Vivian S
    Vivian S 4 days ago


  • Just call me ORANGE!

    "What happened before history?"
    *History 2*

  • Bag Head
    Bag Head 4 days ago

    there is absolutely NO ACCEPTED PHYSICAL PROOF of "Lucy" or any missing link type of evidence whatsoever for the human evolution theory. it is in all respects, still only a theory. 1 that does not seem to have a hope of being proven true... around 4000 years ago, a man recorded the words spoken to him directly by "a god" and it was considered to be an account of the events that took place long before humans were in existence. in detail, it tells how these gods came to earth, and for the 1st 7 days their tasks, and where the myths of human origin in the bible come from... the myths of greek legend, oranos, the titans, genesis, the flood, egyptian mythology, all has the answer in this 1 book. The Lost Book of Enki.

    • Jake L
      Jake L 13 hours ago

      Hm Grraarrpffrzz your convo is to ask what a theory is and assume I dont know which is idiotic btw, a lame attempt to deflect the fact you have no proof, then continue to push that topic in hopes id stop asking for proof. Nope, you still lose. You give it the ole college try tho ;)

    • Hm Grraarrpffrzz
      Hm Grraarrpffrzz 14 hours ago

      Jake, you are trying to derail the discussion because deep down you know that you have no idea what you are talking about.
      Again: if you want to talk about a scientific theory, show that you understand what a scientific theory is. If you can't do that, then any other blabla of yours is wasted. Man up, become an adult, show that you got the basics.

    • Jake L
      Jake L 14 hours ago

      Hm Grraarrpffrzz you only proved your persistence, not your theory.. so go ahead and keep talking, keep trying to seem rightious lol iys not working fool. you just look like an idiot saying you're right while I just keep asking for proof.. typical. And your defense is to... what? Say idiotic replies? Lol I bet youre a democrat too hahaha. You havemt proved 1 thing ive said wrong have you? No just keep flapping at yhe gums. When you get yhat proof ill be here.

    • Hm Grraarrpffrzz
      Hm Grraarrpffrzz 15 hours ago

      _"you havent proved me wrong ... stfu"_
      It seems that I used words that you don't understand. So, again: it makes no sense to discuss the theory of evolution with somebody who does not know what a scientific theory is. Answer my previous question, so that I know that you understand what a scientific theory is, and then we can continue. Until then, any effort on this would be wasted.

    • Jake L
      Jake L 23 hours ago

      Hm Grraarrpffrzz keep trying dude you havent proved me wrong. You matter little when you walk around preaching theories that are never backed up lol. So you have a stance, its ok. Its ok to be wrong, dont try to push your wrongness on me. Unless you have evidence, stfu. :)

  • sheron nipun
    sheron nipun 4 days ago

    I love assumptions and theories 😙😙😍😂

    • Væringjar
      Væringjar 3 days ago

      sheron nipun do you know the difference between those words in a scientific context?

  • Unboxed Cow
    Unboxed Cow 4 days ago

    Wait.....so how did you go from this information to bitching and whining about people killing animals and destroying the environment? Oh I get it, you jumped on the pussy hippie bandwagon as did half of the big youtubers. Get the fuck out.

    • Væringjar
      Væringjar 4 days ago

      Unboxed Cow are you arguing that we should destroy the environment?

  • Gerald Pastias
    Gerald Pastias 4 days ago

    Theres actually two species of humans left. The rich, industrious, productive whites and the beggar, does nothing, aggressive blacks.

  • Paul Moody
    Paul Moody 4 days ago

    There was history, we just weren't there or didn't think to record it!

  • vato locos forever
    vato locos forever 5 days ago

    And organize community means being controlled.. paper money is no good.. when they started brainwashing us into putting r value into a piece of paper is when it all went wrong for us

  • Gunj Chowwiwat
    Gunj Chowwiwat 5 days ago

    And They kill each other til these days!

  • Thirunagamoorthy P
    Thirunagamoorthy P 5 days ago

    This is one of the best channel on USclip. Great job guys.
    Can you put a video about which species might have evolved to where humans are now, if humans never existed on Earth in the first place.

  • Jack Jarvis
    Jack Jarvis 6 days ago

    U sound like David Attenborough at 0.5 speed.

  • Emir
    Emir 6 days ago

    nice vid :)

  • nightwing3345
    nightwing3345 6 days ago


  • Jonny Jonson
    Jonny Jonson 6 days ago

    The first humans were black

  • Hector's vlogs chavez

    Trump is a different human I'm I right people

  • Eryan724
    Eryan724 7 days ago

    3:36 fak yes he got diamond armor hahaha

  • Eryan724
    Eryan724 7 days ago

    Is this videos title in german for all of you? The video too not just the channel

  • Nico De Groote
    Nico De Groote 7 days ago

    If there's no history of the history before History then the history of the history before the History doesn't exist so the question what happened before History is nonsensical.

    • Hm Grraarrpffrzz
      Hm Grraarrpffrzz Day ago

      No it's not. Prehistory is considered to be the time between humans creating their first stone tools and humans inventing writing. We can gain information about mankind during the times of prehistory, just not by studying literary works.

  • mysteriousDSF
    mysteriousDSF 7 days ago

    Let's turn the whole thing upside down: Back then the tribe hunted, gathered wood and did minor other chores: no more than 3 hours of work per individual per day on average. Today, you are charged excessively for acquiring a small plot of land (by whom?), which puts you in debt till the end of your life, so you'll have to work 8-10 hours a day. What kind of luxury is that?

  • sagor777
    sagor777 8 days ago

    a monkey came down from a tree and said,''i am out''. asshole video motherfuckers.

  • Jakesnight
    Jakesnight 8 days ago +1

    Boi if he thinks that everyone lived liked this then he didnt go to school lol

  • Jakesnight
    Jakesnight 8 days ago


  • Ameer
    Ameer 8 days ago

    this didn't happen to everybody that lived on earth

  • Wulf
    Wulf 8 days ago

    I’m gonna show this to my Social Studies teacher

  • Lamemezz 2
    Lamemezz 2 8 days ago +1

    2:57 I have literally thought of this many times!! And what if we actually did this??!🤔

  • Brian Bing
    Brian Bing 8 days ago

    so if i start cooking my dog food with fire just like i eat then his brain will develop more and he will be just as smart as me.

  • Dominik Spajić
    Dominik Spajić 8 days ago

    Watching this I saw Kepler, RIP! :'(

  • Law Wen Jun
    Law Wen Jun 8 days ago

    1080p 60 fps is an eye candyyyyyy, many channels dont animate on such high fps

  • angelo lopez
    angelo lopez 9 days ago

    Agriculture was our rise and doom

    MIKE UCCELLO 9 days ago

    Homo, erect us

  • Zepar
    Zepar 9 days ago

    The chad caveman

  • what?
    what? 9 days ago

    As always the videos are fantastic, But here in Brazil a lot of people have
    laziness or difficulty to watch subtitles or do not know how
    to understand English.
    have you ever considered the idea of dubbing videos in Portuguese to reach a
    larger audience?
    please let me know if I can help you guys in any way to make the videos more
    acessible accessible to all brasilian folks.

  • Subtle Nature
    Subtle Nature 10 days ago

    What happens in the stone age, stays in the stone age.

  • Harry Dowd
    Harry Dowd 10 days ago

    “Before history” is inaccurate. The world has had history forever. The bible is a great example. Nothing in it has been proven wrong. Some things have not been proven, but nothing has been proven wrong.

    • Harry Dowd
      Harry Dowd 7 days ago

      RCW Even if you just decide to completely ignore the bible. Cave paintings were writings and did represent intellectual communication of events. The oldest cave painting discovered is around 35,000 years old.

    • Harry Dowd
      Harry Dowd 7 days ago

      RCW The separate genealogies can be explained by one being Mary’s and one being David’s, it can be explained by one being a royal/legal genealogy and one being a physical/real genealogy. There may be some things in the Bible that don’t have an explanation but nothing in it has ever been proven wrong.

    • RCW
      RCW 9 days ago +1

      Pre-history is commonly defined as before the oldest writing. That was a maximum of 4000-5000 years ago. Before that certainly humans may well have passed stories orally but since those stories weren't written down, those "histories" are lost to us. There is no way to know what they said.
      In Matthew and in Luke there are two paternal lineages of Jesus. They do not match. Either one or the other is wrong... or more likely both are wrong. The Bible in is not inerrant.

  • Lavos 1408
    Lavos 1408 10 days ago

    Humans in the past were awesome but nowadays we are idiots evolution stuck

  • Jahdiel Ruiz
    Jahdiel Ruiz 10 days ago

    Humans were humans from verry begining we were just físical diffrent because of no Medicine or doctors bit never monkeys because the evolution dont stop and we are not an extrenger thing we still humans

  • eXDax
    eXDax 10 days ago

    Nice plug for VVVVVV at the end there ;-)

  • Mauro Padilla
    Mauro Padilla 10 days ago


  • Mayukh Sahay
    Mayukh Sahay 10 days ago

    Good information!!

  • Regan Reviews Everything

    yeah but now we're more isolated and depressed than ever

  • Harnoor Singh
    Harnoor Singh 10 days ago +1

    My dog died
    When you said: if you get late on your train ride or something and think about how what they did
    That made me think hard
    You inspired me

  • Julian Montinaro
    Julian Montinaro 10 days ago

    Since bones do not fossilize in the rainforest, homo sapiens could have existed in the tropical forests of africa long before their first appearance on the savannah, so longer than 200 000 years ago.
    The rest of the homo genus need not be considered to have evolved in a linear fashion on the the savannah as traditionally thought, but rather could have emerged as offshoots of different homo species already living in the rainforest and emerging onto the savannah at different times and maybe in waves of several populations.
    This provides a plausible alternative the whole theory of the linear evolution of the homo genus on the savannah from habilis to sapiens.
    The theory is outlined in Tony Wrights book Return to the Brain of Eden.

  • NeverSatisfied
    NeverSatisfied 10 days ago

    No sources??

    • Væringjar
      Væringjar 10 days ago

      NeverSatisfied the main source for this os Sapiens by Yuval Noah Harari

  • Typhondio Death_Rider_03

    If you took the baby from way back when, then time could change, and if it stayed the same then you could have the baby be passed off as autistic

  • Javier Carrera
    Javier Carrera 10 days ago

    Outdated view of civilization. Read Against the Grain.

  • hamGaming 905
    hamGaming 905 11 days ago

    Geez this is deep

    (The music is)

  • Malakhat Jones
    Malakhat Jones 11 days ago


  • Jack Snow
    Jack Snow 11 days ago

    how did it take 800,000 years to learn how to cook food or make better tools??

    • Væringjar
      Væringjar 10 days ago

      Jack Snow i think the scientific term is ‘baby steps’ ;)

  • Game On!
    Game On! 11 days ago

    I spend my nights watching your videos thanks :)

  • Andy Myungjin Chae
    Andy Myungjin Chae 11 days ago

    It's an excellent video clip for the Yuval Harari's book. in addition, it's good to read "Guns Germ and Steel" and "why western rules for now".

  • Matrix 892001
    Matrix 892001 11 days ago

    amazing message at the end :)

  • TopKleare
    TopKleare 11 days ago

    i say you why they died out.. WE HAVE KILLED THEM ALL xd

  • Nyashadzashe Hapanyengwi

    It's always surprising how beautiful these videos are.

  • Nyashadzashe Hapanyengwi

    I liked this coz of the music

  • Harmen Greven
    Harmen Greven 11 days ago

    We ate them all obviously. If you think about it objectively that is the only thing that makes sense.

  • Cognetus Melienius
    Cognetus Melienius 11 days ago

    No no no...
    *we ate shit and bugs*

  • Aaron Shino
    Aaron Shino 11 days ago


  • Jason Doyle
    Jason Doyle 11 days ago

    Thank you....

  • Granny Norma
    Granny Norma 11 days ago +1

    Kids In my class screamed no homo

  • Nastassja Heim
    Nastassja Heim 12 days ago

    wait Grian

  • ham
    ham 12 days ago

    So why choose to make a calendar based on approximately when we built our first structure? Why not go based off anything else in this video, such as fire, when our brains developed to be the way they currently are, the beginning of agriculture, the beginning of writing, the begging of the industrial revolution... ?

  • Miki Kubecki
    Miki Kubecki 12 days ago

    WHAT soraka doping on Moon? XD

  • Kyle Miller
    Kyle Miller 12 days ago

    Do a barell roll!

  • Heikki Aho
    Heikki Aho 13 days ago

    I find it quite odd that we only eat cooked food, the hair on our heads grows so long that we need tools to cut it, as do our nails and we need to manufacture and wear clothing to stay warm. Also, giving birth is very dangerous compared to other species and even still today women die of it even if they were in a hospital. In addition, we suffer from a number of genetic diseases and almost everyone has back-pains at some point in their lives (well maybe thats a modern thing, due to sitting too much :D), but in many ways we seem less fit for our environments compared to almost every other animal. And to me its weird that our childhood lasts longer than the whole lifespan of many mammals and other animals.

  • SVT
    SVT 13 days ago +2

    The ape thing is just a theory with absolutely no evidence

  • Ron Sampson
    Ron Sampson 13 days ago

    Everyone except for the flat Earth society. They re a good 900 years behind with their Lord's of the ring reality

  • vj lockett
    vj lockett 13 days ago

    Wait so you believe humans are real?

  • strange lee
    strange lee 13 days ago

    Do a barrel roll!

  • juandi1407
    juandi1407 13 days ago

    This is so bloody depressing. What’s the ultimate goal of it all?

  • SushiRōru
    SushiRōru 13 days ago

    One word.