I started reading Yuval Noah Harari’s book Sapiens A Brief History of Humankind.
Some initial points from the book that I found profound and gripping.
Three important revolutions shaped the course of history: the Cognitive Revolution, Agricultural Revolution, and the Scientific Revolution.
Homo sapiens had siblings: Homo rudolfensis (East Africa), Homo erectus (East Asia); and Homo neanderthalensis (Europe and western Asia).
Humans have extraordinarily large brains compared to other animals. Modern sapiens have a brain averaging 1,200-1,400 cubic centimetres.
An important step in the Sapiens rise to the top of the food chain was the domestication of fire.
The new Sapiens language gave them a significant advantage over other animals.
The book is very interesting and weaves through various disciplines to provide a fascinating perspective on the history of humankind.