- from World’s Early People
750L - 890L
When Homo sapiens (“wise person”) first came on the scene about 200,000 years ago, it was just one of many Homo species. It looked a lot like a modern human.
But it could—and did—meet other species that lived in the same areas and were just about as advanced. However, Homo sapiens was the first modern human. The progress it made led to civilization as we know it.