By Natural Philosopher Mike Prestwood
Timeline Story

Rapid Brain Growth

Rapid Brain Growth

When: 800,000 BCE
Note: 800,000 to 200,000 BCE
Absolute Years From Now: -800000
Story Reference Date: 07/09/2021

Genus Homo: Rapid brain growth in our human ancestors started about 800,000 BCE. Now, by rapid brain growth we mean about 600,000 years! Larger complex brains helped early humans to survive. They interacted with each other and their surroundings in new and different ways.

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