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By Dr Renée Hetherington;Robert G. B. Reid

Highlights the effect of saltatory evolution and quick weather switch on human evolution, migration and behavioural switch. turning out to be difficulty over the aptitude affects of weather swap on our destiny is obviously obtrusive. with the intention to larger comprehend our current conditions and deal successfully with destiny weather switch, society must turn into extra knowledgeable concerning the ancient connection among weather and people. The authors' mixed study within the fields of weather swap, evolutionary biology, Earth sciences and human migration and behavior supplement one another, and feature facilitated an cutting edge and built-in method of the human evolution-climate connection. The weather Connection offers an in-depth textual content linking 135,000 years of weather switch with human evolution and implications for our destiny, for these operating and attracted to the sector and people embarking on upper-level classes in this subject.

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Erectus fossils. Unfortunately, these early fossil dates have been fraught with controversy. 36 million years ago and demonstrate not only the early presence of H. erectus in Asia, but also the capacity of H. , 2001). Many archeologists believe the second species, H. ergaster, is our direct ancestor. H. 9 million years ago (Wood and Collard, 1999). But, surprisingly, the first evidence of an ancestral species that combined H. ergaster/H. erectus traits with ‘modern’ traits has been found outside Africa.

Sapiens is H. neanderthalensis. Interestingly, when scientists group hominin fossils by brain size the resultant groups are different from the groups that result when they gather hominin fossils by body size and shape, skeletal concomitants of locomotor behaviour, rate and pattern of development and relative size of masticatory apparatus. These findings suggest that grouping fossil hominins into species is a multi-faceted process and, further, that the correlation between brain size and adaptive zone is complex (Wood and Collard, 1999; also Deacon, 1990).

Erectus to migrate into cool northern climates (Chamberlain, 1996). Understanding the impact of diet on human development and behaviour has important implications to our understanding of the connection between humans and their environment, particularly during periods of rapid climate change. 5 Genetics Although fossils record the evolution of the morphological features of an organism and the timing of their first appearance, their prevalence is extremely limited and highly fragmented. If we study solely fossils and neglect genetic, physiological, behavioural and evolutionary ecological aspects of human evolution and behaviour, we risk negatively restricting our perspective.

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