Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind  Summary and Analysis - Summary Station

Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind Summary and Analysis

By Summary Station

  • Release Date: 2015-10-28
  • Genre: Study Aids
Score: 3.5
From 15 Ratings


The human race developed from a complex background. Different types of Homo evolved depending on the area that they lived in. Neanderthals developed in the hotter climates of earth and are adapted best for this climate, and other Homos are best suited for the places they are found the most. After millions of years, Homo sapiens started to expand over the globe, mating and killing the local Homo species until it was Homo sapiens that dominated the earth. This can be seen in those native to different areas of the earth now, who possess around 1-5% of the genes of those Homos from that area.

Once Homo sapiens were spread around the earth, a variety of changes happened over many thousands of years so they became adapted to finding food and functioning as a society. Homo sapiens moved from the middle of the food chain to the top as they possess a skill no other animal does, the ability to imagine concepts and scenarios. This means that humans can have a common bond with any other person without having met them before just because they believe in the same God or the strength of the tribe.


  • Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind Summary and Analysis

    By bokoripa
    Nice, concise summaries of each chapter in 1-2 pages, covering most of the major sociocultural aspects of Homo Sapiens. Easily accessible to a variety of education levels and academic backgrounds, this volume provides a brisk and simple overview that allows readers to come away with a basic understanding and hopefully, provokes a more in-depth study by the reader. At times the sentence structure, grammar, and syntax is a bit awkward, and a few sentences may require re-readiojng to correctly interpret the content and meaning. In all, however, a very user-friendly rendering of a vast and coplex field.
  • Sapiens

    By Fjb640
    The proofreaders and editor ought to be fired. I've seen poor grammar before but this is unbearable.