New support for human evolution in grasslands

Posted by on June 6, 2016 7:49 pm
Categories: Science

Buried deep in seabed sediments off east Africa, scientists have uncovered a 24-million-year record of vegetation trends in the region where humans evolved. The authors say the record lends weight to the idea that we developed key traits — flexible diets, large brains, complex social structures and the ability to walk and run on two legs — while adapting to the spread of open grasslands.

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