January 29, 2013

Childhood Helped Humans Conquer the Planet

Chip Walter, Slate


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There’s a misconception among a lot of us Homo sapiens that we and our direct ancestors are the only humans ever to have walked the planet. It turns out that the emergence of our kind isn’t nearly that simple. The whole story of human evolution is messy, and the more we look into the matter, the messier it becomes.

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TAGGED: Human Evolution, Childhood, Neoteny

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