When We Met Other Human Species

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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.
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9 juil. 2019

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Death By Rebirth
Death By Rebirth Il y a minute
So... are Neanderthals a distinct subspecies of homo sapiens or just a different race? Like what if we met a tribe of Neanderthals today?
phaestor Il y a 14 minutes
Would it be interracial sex or inter species sex or barely legal sex?
JAGWAH66 Il y a 23 minutes
You're speaking for the Global European, not Africans. Be very careful.
Joshua & Zerubbabel
Joshua & Zerubbabel Il y a 35 minutes
So the Neanderthal and Denisovans inbred themselves into extinction? Not impressed by that conclusion.
Diamondz Wynn
Diamondz Wynn Il y a 45 minutes
If they mate and produce fertile offsprings, they should be the same species.
kyle robinson
kyle robinson Il y a 49 minutes
Einstein had a normal sized brain. They may of had bigger brains but they were not smarter or smart enough to still exist. Who knows? Maybe if neanderthals did not disappear we would be on Mars already.
ghost shark legs
ghost shark legs Il y a 51 minute
would it be possible to talk about the ice ages before the Cenozoic?
19leeryan Il y a heure
Sorry Globalist, border is closed
Just Joey
Just Joey Il y a heure
It’s okay to be Neanderthal
Meta Patriot
Meta Patriot Il y a heure
Denisovans became Armenians who has since inherited the dormant "Uber driver " gene.
Chris Lutz
Chris Lutz Il y a 2 heures
The mere existence of Javier Bardem is definitive scientific proof of neanderthal and human interbreeding.
Mr. Magund
Mr. Magund Il y a 3 heures
Let's be honest. We killed them, and we all know it.
Mike TheRandFan
Mike TheRandFan Il y a 3 heures
Not other species silly PBS. The definition of species is it’s members can produce fertile offspring so maybe think this through. Cousins not other species.
Robert M
Robert M Il y a 4 heures
stop flapping your arms.
Winking Walrus
Winking Walrus Il y a 4 heures
lol, losers
Indrid Cold
Indrid Cold Il y a 4 heures
I had an encounter with a skunk ape. I did not mate with it nor did I want to mate with it. Why did ancient homo sapiens thought it was okay to fornicate with a different species? Aids originated from an ape. I think it was a chimpanzee. Which sick individual decided to fornicate with an ape of chimpanzee? Perhaps the homo sapiens were more the receiver than the giver. I really hope the skunk ape I encountered did not want to mate with me. However, I am pretty sure the skunk ape smiled and winked at me.
Mash Rien
Mash Rien Il y a 4 heures
Bred with Neanderthals, achieved evolutionary advantage. 10/10, would breed with again.
GalileonPrime Il y a 5 heures
NOT separate species, if they can interbreed. That's one of the accepted definitions of species. It seems clear to me, our version of humanity won it's pre-eminence over the other strains of humanity by being better killers.
Jay Rodriguez
Jay Rodriguez Il y a 6 heures
That's one magical pinky.
Xhosa Gibran
Xhosa Gibran Il y a 6 heures
I guess 1.1k people also don’t like truth, reason and logic.
TimeTime Il y a 7 heures
Where do Ewoks fit in the picture?
youngaspireify Il y a 7 heures
Just don't ask too many questions, you might get demonetized.
Graysonn1 Il y a 7 heures
I saw your living fossil episode I don't think you guys did a video on this. What's the longest a creature went with minimal evolutionary changes? And which creature nowadays has been around the longest with the least evolutionary change?
VC YT Il y a 7 heures
If only we built a WALL around those damn Denovians or whatever theyre called.
Flat Earth Bear
Flat Earth Bear Il y a 7 heures
Hahaha, Are you guys on this channel actually trying to push this crap as fact...??? Somebody call an ambulance, I can't stop laughing
bademoxy Il y a 8 heures
so subsaharin africans have no neaderthale DNA. nobody willing to talk about IQ now
Union cutting ninja #23123
elaborate please, is having neanderthal DNA make you have more or less IQ?
Jonathan Soko
Jonathan Soko Il y a 8 heures
This is all pure speculation and baseless theories. Stop pretending that any of this is factual
failtolawl Il y a 8 heures
nothing says speculation and baseless like actual DNA
R. Diaz-McFarland
R. Diaz-McFarland Il y a 8 heures
I have not heard a cohesive explanation that satisfies the break from a usual definition for species, namely when seperation and natural selection ultimately leads to pressures to conform to the environment, that will separate two similar types of biologic systems such that they can not interbreed, then that is a species. When your instruction of these findings of DNA from similar, yet distinct hominids (of the genus Homo, yes?), one must be careful not to change the definition of species to accommodate new information. The other species of the world that are subject to the same taxonomic classification will be mistreated if we, who consciously tinker with these laws of nature, are too dedicated by our story telling to make a consistent version with the existing epistemology. "Subspecies" is one of the acceptable nomenclature when two different morphological phenotype are not entirely isolated, so the gametes can still complete meiosis and joining of two sets of chromosomes is successful
xGoodOldSmurfehx Il y a 8 heures
some of the most critical questions in the history of humanity, the very point of our existence is slowly but steadily being answered every single human being should be made aware of these discoveries they said it was never going to happen and that these questions would be eternally unknown well guess what? we are finally starting to get some serious light on our origins and its GREAT
Brittany Pearce
Brittany Pearce Il y a 8 heures
The evolution or history of coral would be a pretty awesome video
Underdawgification Il y a 8 heures
There already exist other species ie. Africans. Europeans did not come from Africa.
Bilb Ono
Bilb Ono Il y a 8 heures
1:34 missing his shot at killing a mammoth for dinner... "ayyyo what are ya gunna do, ami rite guys?"
Y O J I M B O 用心棒
Y O J I M B O 用心棒 Il y a 9 heures
Cavemen with Man-buns... Ok, PBS... 👌
CynicalBurns Il y a 9 heures
1.1k are triggered because XY & XX ;)
Corquel The Frail
Corquel The Frail Il y a 4 heures
No one gets triggered over biological sex.
OmegaWolf747 Il y a 9 heures
Two things that might have given us the edge over our cousins: the atlatl (spear chucker) and the dog.
borrebeast Il y a 9 heures
Your modern humans of 40 odd thousand years ago should have a darker skin tone, the light-skin gene didn't arise in modern humans until 7,000 years ago in eastern Europe and 10,000 years ago in northern Asia.
TheyCallMe Doug
TheyCallMe Doug Il y a 10 heures
Africans are another spices, as they lack Neianthertal DNA, let that sink in... And explain some things..
renge9909 Il y a 5 heures
Pepper is yet another spice.
Omar Kouyate
Omar Kouyate Il y a 10 heures
What if it’s something really simple that explains the dominance of modern hominids? What if we are kind of hyper-sexual and we just tend to reproduce faster and then we tend to take care of our children a little longer? We tend to take care of our kids well into their teen years before we release them to the wild so to speak. I mean think about it, there are about 7 billion of us and we seem to live in about every corner of the earth. What if we are genetically wired to be constantly spreading out, exploring new things, and seeking? What if we are genetically wired to want to dominate, subjugate, and control our environment which has led to our immense success in terms of our population?
Sarah King
Sarah King Il y a 10 heures
You should do an episode about the Mt. Tobo eruption. Also ones on the origins and evolutions of the first bacteria.
jimBobuu Il y a 10 heures
Wrong. It all goes back to Hara; Boomer / Sharon / Athena's and Helo's daughter. :-)
Brian Flowers
Brian Flowers Il y a 10 heures
Hey guys, This youtuber has an interesting theory about Neanderthals, that they went extinct because we bred them to extinction. A very interesting theory.
Jeffery Lubinski
Jeffery Lubinski Il y a 10 heures
The paracus homonids are next for a video i hope.
Jeffery Lubinski
Jeffery Lubinski Il y a 10 heures
So much yes!!!
GreenLantern1916 Il y a 11 heures
Most people in the world are part Neanderthal, so they didn't really go extinct. Neanderthals are part of most people's ancestry.
William Hester
William Hester Il y a 11 heures
To begin with. We are not the only group of living hominims on the planet. We are merely the most prolific group. There are others,
Jeff Engel
Jeff Engel Il y a 11 heures
You know - with interbreeding that produces fertile offspring going on, and occupation of the same areas, it's arguable that they didn't go extinct at all. Instead, there just ceased to be a species distinction there. Picture species lineages as streams - speciation is a fork in the stream as it flows downhill/ into the future, and in this case, neither branch dries up entirely: they just meet back up again. Granted, at that point, one branch was a trickle and the other was a river, but it didn't just cease.
Boneskullzy Il y a 11 heures
I honestly don't believe that Neandertals or Denisovans have gone extinct. Just look at the different characteristics in different races - They're all "human" but not exactly similar. Jaw structure, bone structure, skull structure - each of these things varies from race to race. If anything I think that we are simply different species of human that are all being misclassified as "homosapien".
NOCH Il y a 12 heures
Isn't it kind of cool that we need to by diverse and different to evolve and survive different changes?
rkitchen1967 Il y a 12 heures
When we met other humans...and killed them.
Bob C
Bob C Il y a 14 heures
Umm, it's hominids, not hominins.
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