200,000 Years in Seven Minutes

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How did one species of primates—humans—come to dominate the world? Well, that’s a long story, spanning over 200,000 years of history. But the Museum's visualization team has a short answer for you.

Check out the segment below to find out how humanity got where it is today—that is to say, more or less everywhere—and what the future holds for a global population that could peak at eleven billion people in less than a century.

 


 

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