You’ve come a long way, baby.
How’d you get so good looking? The video “The Evolution of Man’s Face Over Six Million Years” starts back with Sahelanthropus. Sahelanthropus is best known for being the first primate to walk on two feet, although early humans wouldn’t master it for another two million years. It continues through many phases in human evolution until it hits Homo sapiens. Unfortunately, the video makes no bold predictions about how we’ll look in the next six million years.
Not included in this human facial retrospective is Homo naledi a human ancestor recently discovered just outside of Johannesburg, South Africa. Homo naledi lived about 100,000 years ago and its ritualistic burial of its dead has scientists re-evaluating the intelligence and sophistication of early man.