The Evolving Human Face

We look in the mirror daily, but next time you catch a glimpse of your face, stop for a second and think about all the millions of years of evolution that have gone into shaping it. To help you wrap your head around it a bit better, paleontologist John Gurche created this time-lapse that takes you on a visual tour of just how far we’ve come as a species, focusing specifically on modern anglo-saxon faces.

The video was released back in 2013, and scientists have moved things around on the human family tree a little since then thanks to new discoveries, but these recreations and the impact they have is still very much as relevant as it was then.

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