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Human history and culture, the evolution of life, Earth and the Cosmos are among the components of Big History.

The history of Big History is the story about a story.

Big History in its modern setting emerged from Cosmic Evolution. While the scientific approach to the Cosmos goes back to ancient Greece.

Before ancient Greece humanity mapped the Sun, Moon and stars. The history of Big History has to naturally start with the birth of humanity.

According to Wikipedia at

“Bipedalism is the basic adaption of the Hominin line, and the earliest bipedal Hominin is considered to be either Sahelanthropus or Orrorin, with Ardipithecus, a full bipedal, coming somewhat later.

The gorilla and chimpanzee diverged around the same time, about 4-6 million years ago, and either Sahelanthropus or Orrorin may be our last shared ancestor with them.

The early bipedals eventually evolved into the australopithecines and later the genus Homo.”

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