200,000 years ago Homo sapiens appeared on the African landscape. While scientists have long imagined eastern Africa as a real-life Garden of Eden, the latest research suggests humans evolved in many places across the continent at the same time. Now, DNA reveals that our ancestors continued meeting, mating and hybridizing with other human type — creating ever greater diversity within us.
195,000 years ago, Omo-1 was a hunter prowling the east African savanna.
200,000 years ago, a new species appeared on the African landscape.