- from World’s Early People
Homo sapiens (“wise person”) first showed up about 200,000 years ago. Back then 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. Those species were almost as advanced as Homo sapiens. However, Homo sapiens was the first modern human. The progress it made led to civilization as we know it.