Evolutionary Traits
Human Evolution: Homo Sapien Idaltu

Human Evolution: Homo Sapien Idaltu

The Homo sapien idaltu, considered a subspecies of us Homo sapiens. This species is thought to have walked the earth around 160,000 years ago in Pleistocene, Africa.

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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: Denisovans

Human Evolution: Denisovans

At this current time it is estimated that the first members of the human family (hominins) lived in Africa about six or seven million years ago. Although almost completely ape-like, its believed this is when human evolution began, and these ape-like species began adapting for reasons still unknown yet, but adapting/evolving into the people that we are(…)

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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) Ancient Britons Were Earliest Northern Europeans

Human Evolution: (AHOB) Ancient Britons Were Earliest Northern Europeans

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 2010 it was discovered that ancient Britons could have been the earliest Northern Europeans.

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Evolution: If Asexual Reproduction Is So Efficient – Why Did Sexual Reproduction Evolve?

Evolution: If Asexual Reproduction Is So Efficient – Why Did Sexual Reproduction Evolve?

Biologically it would seem that our purpose in life would be to reproduce. We pass on our genes to future generations, and ensure our success as a species. Constantly faced with new challenges as the world changes, we can either evolve and become a stronger species, or remain as we are and risk extinction.

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Human Evolution: (AHOB) Devon Jawbone Reveals Earliest NW European

Human Evolution: (AHOB) Devon Jawbone Reveals Earliest NW European

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, studies revealed that modern humans were living in northwestern Europe between 41,000 and 44,000 years ago.

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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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Human Evolution: Neanderthals (Homo Neanderthalensis)

Human Evolution: Neanderthals (Homo Neanderthalensis)

At this current time it is estimated that the first members of the human family (hominins) lived in Africa about six or seven million years ago. Although almost completely ape-like, its believed this is when human evolution began, and these ape-like species began adapting for reasons still unknown yet, but adapting/evolving into the people that we(…)

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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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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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Human Evolution: Homo Floresiensis (The “Hobbit”)

Human Evolution: Homo Floresiensis (The “Hobbit”)

At this current time it is estimated that the first members of the human family (hominins) lived in Africa about six or seven million years ago. Although almost completely ape-like, its believed this is when human evolution began, and these ape-like species began adapting for reasons still unknown yet, but adapting/evolving into the people that we are(…)

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