05/03/2013 05:50 GMT | Updated 05/05/2013 06:12 BST

How The Human Face Evolved Over 7 Million Years (VIDEO)

How did humans evolve? Really slowly, for one thing. And also quite elegantly, seen from the right point of view.

A video originally released in 2011, but brought back to our attention by, shows how human faces slowly evolved over more than 7 million years.

It's the work of the Washington State University, the Senekenberg Research Institute and the Natural History Museum in Frankfurt.

It's a haunting but stunning clip, which gets across the complexity of human evolution more completely than a textbook ever could.