I believe humans have survived and developed much as we appear today for at least the last 200,000 years.
Hmmm. What’s the question?
Although since your on the topic, the new interpretation, actually new isn’t accurate, the evolved interpretation of hominid development in Africa is awesome and makes a lot of sense. I think we keep getting closer, or our image keeps getting sharper.
<p class="container _92842 quartz">For years, the consensus has been that Homo sapiens emerged from one spot and one population in east Africa some 300,000 years ago. But according to a new paper in the journal Trends in Ecology and Evolution, we didn’t come from one place or population on the continent. Instead, lineage of Homo sapiens probably originated in Africa at least 500,000 years ago—evolving from interlinked groups across the entire swath of Africa toward contemporary human morphology over tens of thousand of years.</p> <p class="container _92842 quartz">This slow and expansive change was influenced by ecological and genetic shifts, according to the authors. They say future work should acknowledge “multiregionalism” and the complexity of our African origins.</p>