The Living Force
"The New History of Mankind: Who Are we? What are we? How did we get here?"
Doesn't this question presume some kind of homogenous or unified "mankind"? (which may not actually exist)
Isn't all the implantation of souls into primates, subsequent migration, hybridized races of varying genetic strains inserted into far flung corners of the earth, OP's, imported off-worlders all randomly breeding implying a VERY mixed bag where each individual has a distinct background and history; where certain groups have both more and less in common with the various other groups? IOW, A vast pot of soup where the ingredients are not well-mixed or congealed into anything resembling a bisque or a puree? (a unified equivalent history?)
(and what may be the only unifying item that all the groups have in common is that they are all being jacked around by the same hyperdimensional group of A-holians)