A New History for Humanity - The Human Era

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    • Thunder Thrust
      Thunder Thrust  Prije 19 dana

      at least you could use its name Göbekli Tepe except saying themonument again and again ...but thanks nonethless

        ALIEN LIFEFORM  Prije 24 dana

        This is the best HRclip channel ever😎😎😎😎😎😎😎😎😎😎😎

        • Advocate of Free Open World

          Awesome fucking awesome Fucknuts rock!!!!?

          • sam
            sam  Prije mjesec

            Th three culture was destroyed by known as “Sea People”

            • 11O1OO111OOO
              11O1OO111OOO  Prije 2 mjeseci

              Must, have, 12020 calendar. Will it release in October?

              • Lou Simms
                Lou Simms  Prije 23 sati

                millions of years? More like 100K-200K, where do you get millions of years from?

                • Shady Crzy
                  Shady Crzy  Prije dan

                  Olmecs = Mesoamerica Maybe don't beat off the Persian Army...

                  • John Vlahos
                    John Vlahos  Prije dan

                    This makes a lot of sense

                    • Gabriela Bueno
                      Gabriela Bueno  Prije 2 dana

                      3:28 Jericho is old man

                      • Fırat TV
                        Fırat TV  Prije 2 dana

                        Birds + Facts + Documentary Voice = a Kurzgesagt video

                        • Waleed Alharbi
                          Waleed Alharbi  Prije 2 dana


                          • luke mansell
                            luke mansell  Prije 2 dana

                            Anyone watching in 12,019

                            • Alex Victorino
                              Alex Victorino  Prije 2 dana

                              This is a super late comment but what about the walls at the Theopetra Caves, the oldest discovered stone structures created by man to shield them from the cold winds

                              • Jeff Petteys
                                Jeff Petteys  Prije 2 dana

                                any DHMIS fans?? Time is a ruler and i am a clock :-)

                                • 3ND7355
                                  3ND7355  Prije 3 dana

                                  Who's here 12,020?

                                  • Cripsy
                                    Cripsy  Prije 3 dana

                                    12,019 anyone? Lol

                                    • Nick Aroutsidis
                                      Nick Aroutsidis  Prije 3 dana

                                      the Gregorian calendar doesnt simply stop at the year 0, it switches to BC. It does this because there is infinite time before Christ. This new calendar you propose is useless at dating things before the start of HE. Stop trying to discard of the Gregorian calendar. Its dumb and desperate.

                                      • Greg Hamilton
                                        Greg Hamilton  Prije 4 dana

                                        A bit more research wouldn't go astray... MANY glaring ommissions!

                                        • wisdomelf
                                          wisdomelf  Prije 4 dana

                                          watch it in 40000. Emperor protects!

                                          • maneesha rajeshkumar
                                            maneesha rajeshkumar  Prije 4 dana


                                            • random guy
                                              random guy  Prije 4 dana

                                              who's watching this in 12,019

                                              • Shugi_
                                                Shugi_  Prije 4 dana

                                                This is a beautiful video right but mysterious invaders it would be alot more informative if u just said the israelites the land at tht time was wicked so israelites went to war to try get rid of the evil like at Jericho,is a city of sin.

                                                • Imderpy1234
                                                  Imderpy1234  Prije 4 dana

                                                  Time is a tool you can put on the wall, or wear it on your wrist

                                                  • SoulBonus
                                                    SoulBonus  Prije 5 dana

                                                    Religion is fake anyway, and so is their perception of the calendar

                                                    • spideken
                                                      spideken  Prije 5 dana

                                                      anyone watch this in august 12019 ?

                                                      • Swiggy ReX
                                                        Swiggy ReX  Prije 5 dana

                                                        So u mean students have to study 10,000 more years of history?

                                                        • Fajrian Akbar
                                                          Fajrian Akbar  Prije 5 dana

                                                          True at first I thought that human existence only 2000 until now is lame but if you make it 12000 it would be like "damn that's long impressive "

                                                          • John Bakeob
                                                            John Bakeob  Prije 5 dana

                                                            Watched this in 2,018. AND 12,019

                                                            • Alex Bugeac
                                                              Alex Bugeac  Prije 5 dana

                                                              I was thinking about something that was said about the Bronze Age. In the video, it starts around 4000 HE, 8000 years ago. In the Gregorian calendar that means 6000 BCE. For all I know, the Bronze Age is believed to have started around 5000 years ago, that would be 7000 HE and around 3000 BCE, 3 thousand years later than in the video. Why this discrepancy? I think you might refer to the Chalcolithic, or the Cooper age, a transition period between the Neolithic and the Bronze age. It is believed to begin about 7000 years ago, so that would fit better. Also, I realize as I am writing this how confusing the year 0 we use now is. It really makes it hard to talk about ancient history and prehistory. Great work as always! PS: I know this is a very late comment, but I happen start intensively researching about human history and this video was a definite go-to!

                                                              • Mika Hood
                                                                Mika Hood  Prije 6 dana

                                                                * start of human era * *we built a temple!* * a few hundred years later * England be like *we put a few rocks in a circle :3*

                                                                • Бот 2.0
                                                                  Бот 2.0  Prije 6 dana

                                                                  0:43 BCE on russian means everything

                                                                  • Wttftyh Gytyf
                                                                    Wttftyh Gytyf  Prije 6 dana

                                                                    Fucking birds dude, why they are so toxic

                                                                    • Davy Wavy
                                                                      Davy Wavy  Prije 6 dana

                                                                      This would be so cool but how would people go about implementing it?

                                                                      • Shady Shay
                                                                        Shady Shay  Prije 5 dana

                                                                        Davy Wavy the conservatives would be pretty pissy about it.

                                                                        • Sovereign L
                                                                          Sovereign L  Prije 6 dana

                                                                          anyone watching in 12019?

                                                                          • Divyam Shaw
                                                                            Divyam Shaw  Prije 6 dana

                                                                            It’s 2019

                                                                            • ALIEN JUSTIN Y.
                                                                              ALIEN JUSTIN Y.  Prije 7 dana

                                                                              This should be proposed to every Leaders around the world

                                                                              • Shady Shay
                                                                                Shady Shay  Prije 5 dana

                                                                                ALIEN JUSTIN Y. I can think of a few leaders who would SHIT on that.

                                                                                • ALIEN JUSTIN Y.
                                                                                  ALIEN JUSTIN Y.  Prije 7 dana

                                                                                  This should be proposed to every Leaders around the world

                                                                                  • sweey sweet
                                                                                    sweey sweet  Prije 7 dana

                                                                                    In the 12,000 they will turn into fairytale

                                                                                    • Nate Es
                                                                                      Nate Es  Prije 7 dana

                                                                                      Thanks for the knowledge guys! Now need to cop that Calendar.

                                                                                      • ShadwSonic
                                                                                        ShadwSonic  Prije 7 dana

                                                                                        Funny thing... If my suspicion is correct, that "ancient temple" might (probably not, but might) be the Tower of Babel's remains... the construction of which can be dated to about... 3,000 BC. So the Holocene Calendar would be WAAAAY inaccurate for the thing it was trying to track. Of course, if you follow certain ideas that aren't biased by the evolutionary religion, the planet may only be about 6,000 years old, making the Holocene Calendar even MORE inaccurate!

                                                                                        • ShadwSonic
                                                                                          ShadwSonic  Prije 5 dana

                                                                                          Rigorous studies in science and philosophy (and by "rigorous" I mean "more than most people regardless of circumstance") led me to conclude that Christianity is truth, and the Bible has a genealogy for Jesus going back all the way to Adam, _with lifespans_ included. Tally it all up and you get around 4,000 years, and since that's the entirety of the BC period... Well, you get the idea. There's also some other non-Bible sources (rate of weakening of the Magnetic Field for instance) that suggest more than 10,000 years is simply impossible for life. As for the seeming contradiction with popular dating methods, well, those can be easily fooled by circumstances they don't expect, such as any major disaster, or soaking in abnormally large carbon amounts (live clams at 2,000 years! Freshly killed seals at hundreds!). And we've got a Global Flood occurring around 3000 BC, so... Not to mention, it's been shown that genetic information has never been naturally created, only shuffled around or destroyed. That makes what's commonly called Evolution absolutely, scientifically IMPOSSIBLE, as all forms of it require such information to be created naturally all the time! Any "proofs" you've heard of creatures adapting are either examples of the aforementioned genetic shuffling (long called "microevolution" before despite the complete unrelatedness it has with the "macro" version), or the destruction of a piece that, under normal conditions, would make the organism much stronger. The last one is how antibiotics get less effective by the way. Sorry if I went on for too long, but like I said: I've studied this subject for a LOOOONG time. Decades even! Kind of hard to stop the flow once I've let it get started.

                                                                                          • Shady Shay
                                                                                            Shady Shay  Prije 5 dana

                                                                                            ShadwSonic Where the actual FUCK did you get the idea from that the planet might only be 6000 years old.

                                                                                            • ShadwSonic
                                                                                              ShadwSonic  Prije 7 dana

                                                                                              Ah, but we already HAVE a Year Zero that defines a major shift in humanity's status. The thing that some naysayers don't like about it, is that it's inextricably tied to one specific religion. Unfortunately for them, their every attempt to get away from that... fails. Utterly. I mean, "Common Era and Before it"? All that does is highlight "something important happened here", and the preexisting reason is the only thing that qualifies.

                                                                                              • ShadwSonic
                                                                                                ShadwSonic  Prije 5 dana

                                                                                                Who're you calling "nobody"? I think you'd be surprised how much empirical evidence there is for Biblical events like that one. Heck, I can think of many stories where the "official" historical stance thought the Bible made a mistake somewhere, only to find later that, oops, the book got it right! Over and over and over again that's happened.

                                                                                                • Shady Shay
                                                                                                  Shady Shay  Prije 5 dana

                                                                                                  ShadwSonic My problem with it is that it is tied to a point which nobody can be 100% sure actually happened.

                                                                                                  • No U
                                                                                                    No U  Prije 7 dana

                                                                                                    There's must be older undiscovered construction before that.

                                                                                                    • Christian Farfan
                                                                                                      Christian Farfan  Prije 8 dana

                                                                                                      Olmecs lived in north America, Mexico...not south America 🤦🏽‍♂️

                                                                                                      • Onur Gürleyen
                                                                                                        Onur Gürleyen  Prije 8 dana

                                                                                                        It is about göbeklitepe that is located in Turkey.

                                                                                                        • DNTME
                                                                                                          DNTME  Prije 8 dana

                                                                                                          And then what happens when we find an even earlier large scale construction project? Do we change year zero to that year then? Who decides what sort of construction is going to be used as the milestone in the first place? No, I don't think this is a good idea. New discoveries are being made all the time. What is the most ancient today may be superseded by another claim tomorrow. Or someone else may come up with an even "better" way to declare the year zero. In the end we would be in the same position we are today with the current calendar. Right or wrong, good or bad, all inclusive or not, it's better to stick with what is already well established than to change things based on some vague and amorphous view of being more "inclusive." I think most people have a good grasp of human history and how it unfolded without having to add 10,000 years to things.

                                                                                                          • CuatroViente
                                                                                                            CuatroViente  Prije 9 dana

                                                                                                            This was the most beautiful video I’ve seen so far man, I hope your calendars one day change our worlds use

                                                                                                            • Emmanuel Alexander
                                                                                                              Emmanuel Alexander  Prije 9 dana

                                                                                                              But why?

                                                                                                              • Arman Eslamian
                                                                                                                Arman Eslamian  Prije 10 dana

                                                                                                                Who else is from Turkey in 12,019

                                                                                                                • Paul Salrive
                                                                                                                  Paul Salrive  Prije 10 dana

                                                                                                                  The Olmecs were in México, México is in North America at least here in Mexico.

                                                                                                                  • Loreene C
                                                                                                                    Loreene C  Prije 10 dana

                                                                                                                    Not sure if technological progress is the only thing though, wasn't when humans learned to master fire the point in time when we became more knowledgeable than animals?

                                                                                                                    • Anonymous Unavailable
                                                                                                                      Anonymous Unavailable  Prije 10 dana

                                                                                                                      When humans take over the universe universal tic tok

                                                                                                                      • J-ROD Jarred Venema
                                                                                                                        J-ROD Jarred Venema  Prije 11 dana

                                                                                                                        Dude I seen the clock from "don't hug me I'm scared" #2 WTF !!! at 3:08.

                                                                                                                        • MAANZImedia
                                                                                                                          MAANZImedia  Prije 11 dana

                                                                                                                          12OOO ae(after flood)

                                                                                                                          • ꧁_Mr_Ru_꧂
                                                                                                                            ꧁_Mr_Ru_꧂  Prije 11 dana

                                                                                                                            Нужно быть глупым, чтобы верить в эту брехню!!!

                                                                                                                            • Ol' Dreäddy
                                                                                                                              Ol' Dreäddy  Prije 12 dana

                                                                                                                              By the way things are looking we won't make 100 more years.

                                                                                                                              • Scarlett Li
                                                                                                                                Scarlett Li  Prije 12 dana

                                                                                                                                Where can I get calendar 1,2020?

                                                                                                                                • 한명진
                                                                                                                                  한명진  Prije 12 dana

                                                                                                                                  Jericho? Is that name of Tony's missile orignated?

                                                                                                                                  • Nevaeh Anglique
                                                                                                                                    Nevaeh Anglique  Prije 12 dana

                                                                                                                                    HE also stands for Happy Ending :)

                                                                                                                                    • The Bandog
                                                                                                                                      The Bandog  Prije 12 dana

                                                                                                                                      "Let's change what everyone understands about how we measure everything we know about it history... because that will make things _easier."_ Dumb.

                                                                                                                                      • The Bandog
                                                                                                                                        The Bandog  Prije 5 dana

                                                                                                                                        @Shady Shay ~No it doesn't. I can understand ancient history just fine without it, and if we change the dates, EVERYONE will have to re-learn how to reckon which era was which... all for the _tiniest_ possibility that kids will learn it easier. Listen, I'm sorry that you think Kurgsesagt is always right, but sometimes the suggestions of "smart" people aren't very smart. When in doubt, change nothing.

                                                                                                                                        • Shady Shay
                                                                                                                                          Shady Shay  Prije 5 dana

                                                                                                                                          It makes it easier to understand ancient history, like now you don't have to worry about years going backwards after a certain point. IDK, it would help me because I hate that damn BCE. GOD I hate it. But yeah I can see your point.

                                                                                                                                          • The Bandog
                                                                                                                                            The Bandog  Prije 12 dana

                                                                                                                                            I really can't get over the stupidity of this concept: Let's use a completely arbitrary start date instead of this other, also completely arbitrary start date for our calendar. Pointless. It's a system of measurement; It's always arbitrary. What matters to a good system of measurement is 1)It's easy to use, and 2)People are familiar with it. We've got both of those already in our current calendar. No arbitrary changes will be made.

                                                                                                                                            • Jimmy Puckett
                                                                                                                                              Jimmy Puckett  Prije 12 dana

                                                                                                                                              Kurzgesagt always blows my mind.

                                                                                                                                              • Reverse Tape
                                                                                                                                                Reverse Tape  Prije 13 dana

                                                                                                                                                Don’t start this because if you think about it why do you count years in days? They are not connected in lenght

                                                                                                                                                • Hm Grraarrpffrzz
                                                                                                                                                  Hm Grraarrpffrzz  Prije 13 dana

                                                                                                                                                  Because both are about circular movements of celestial objects. One is Earth revolving around the sun, the other about Earth rotating around its own axis.

                                                                                                                                                  • downbey 258
                                                                                                                                                    downbey 258  Prije 13 dana

                                                                                                                                                    So maybe I can find a real life Guardian and make it my loyal ancient robot companion! Rune technology and lasers from a pet guardian (begins drilling)

                                                                                                                                                    • THE Y-verse
                                                                                                                                                      THE Y-verse  Prije 14 dana

                                                                                                                                                      Yan ywuyg538 heug 643 in yer63 26,544

                                                                                                                                                      • EXO
                                                                                                                                                        EXO  Prije 14 dana

                                                                                                                                                        Is it good to get in 12.000 years from a temple to the moon?

                                                                                                                                                        • Helen Rhodes
                                                                                                                                                          Helen Rhodes  Prije 14 dana


                                                                                                                                                          • PolitischTourette
                                                                                                                                                            PolitischTourette  Prije 15 dana

                                                                                                                                                            Who is watching this in 12 019 ? Edit I know this comment is lame but hey let me get some "bottoms up" for a change xD

                                                                                                                                                            • John Yang
                                                                                                                                                              John Yang  Prije 15 dana

                                                                                                                                                              Why not go even further.

                                                                                                                                                              • John Smith
                                                                                                                                                                John Smith  Prije 11 dana

                                                                                                                                                                The planet it 4 billion years old ,so we should be at 4,000,000,2019 HE.

                                                                                                                                                                • Dhiviya Sanjeevi
                                                                                                                                                                  Dhiviya Sanjeevi  Prije 15 dana

                                                                                                                                                                  Your animation is very satisfying and awesome

                                                                                                                                                                  • imagination and possibilities

                                                                                                                                                                    3 million -1 I like it . very nice work .. the hidden humour is very impressive😍👍🥉

                                                                                                                                                                    • Neil Dickman
                                                                                                                                                                      Neil Dickman  Prije 16 dana

                                                                                                                                                                      Banana for scale

                                                                                                                                                                      • k_IIua
                                                                                                                                                                        k_IIua  Prije 16 dana

                                                                                                                                                                        like of you are watching in 12,019 H.E

                                                                                                                                                                        • Haffa Jaffa
                                                                                                                                                                          Haffa Jaffa  Prije 16 dana

                                                                                                                                                                          Why is the person at 3:10 the person from don’t hug me I’m scared?

                                                                                                                                                                          • HyP3r’s S7UDIOz
                                                                                                                                                                            HyP3r’s S7UDIOz  Prije 17 dana

                                                                                                                                                                            In my opinion i think we should keep how it is and remind people how fast we got things done

                                                                                                                                                                            • Stanley Scalf
                                                                                                                                                                              Stanley Scalf  Prije 17 dana

                                                                                                                                                                              We already chose a year 0. Around one of the most culturally significant events in Western culture/civilization. You don't have to believe in a flying spaghetti monster to believe it was culturally significant either so don't go there.

                                                                                                                                                                              • MR cylinder hat
                                                                                                                                                                                MR cylinder hat  Prije 17 dana

                                                                                                                                                                                3:07 is that the clock from : dont hug me im scared?

                                                                                                                                                                                • Moon The Mudkip
                                                                                                                                                                                  Moon The Mudkip  Prije 18 dana

                                                                                                                                                                                  this was made on my Birthday! (Fav Video Of This Channel!)

                                                                                                                                                                                  • Terra
                                                                                                                                                                                    Terra  Prije 18 dana

                                                                                                                                                                                    “Carved out of bedrock”. Minecrafters: Wait, that’s illegal.

                                                                                                                                                                                    • Desmond Hunter
                                                                                                                                                                                      Desmond Hunter  Prije 18 dana

                                                                                                                                                                                      I AGREE

                                                                                                                                                                                      • Ashutosh Kumar
                                                                                                                                                                                        Ashutosh Kumar  Prije 18 dana

                                                                                                                                                                                        Idk for what reason Asia usually get skipped in world history