Evolutionary Traits
Human Evolution: Our Height Indicates We Are Still Evolving

Human Evolution: Our Height Indicates We Are Still Evolving

  We are still evolving. Research conducted has shown that between 1870 and 1980, European men have grown by an average of 11cm. 15 European countries were included in this research, all showing this increase in height. For many, the increase was an expected evolutionary trait. Improved nutrition and health, it has been often assumed(…)

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Plant Evolution: When Did Grass Evolve?

Plant Evolution: When Did Grass Evolve?

Grass – (Poaceae, Gramineae or true Grasses) are a large and nearly ubiquitous family of monocotyledonous flowering plants. Grass has more than 10,000 domesticated and wild species, and represents the fifth-largest plant family on Earth with grasslands alone covering 20% of all vegetation in existence today. Until recently, fossil findings had indicated that grass had(…)

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Human Evolution: (AHOB) Somerset Cave First Home After Ice Age

Human Evolution: (AHOB) Somerset Cave First Home After Ice Age

The AHOB project, funded by the Leverhulme Trust, directed by Chris Stringer, human evolution expert of the Natural History Museum, UK, aimed to discover the Ancient Human Occupation of Britain (AHOB). In 2009 it was discovered that Somerset cave was one of the first places humans lived in Britain after the peak of the last(…)

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Human Evolution: (AHOB) Earliest Human Skull-cups Made in the UK

Human Evolution: (AHOB) Earliest Human Skull-cups Made in the UK

The AHOB project, funded by Leverhulme Trust, directed by Chris Stringer, human evolution expert of the Natural History Museum, UK aimed to discover the ancient human occupation of Britain (AHOB). In 2011 it was discovered that the earliest human skull-cups had been made in the UK.

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Evolutionary Theory: Charles Darwins Legacy

Evolutionary Theory: Charles Darwins Legacy

An English gentleman and naturalist, Charles Robert Darwin (1809-1882). The man who transformed our understanding of the natural world with his revolutionary ideas. A man who fought against the Anglican church so his theory may be heard. Evolution by natural selection – that all species of life had descended over time from common ancestors. History(…)

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