Saturday, March 17, 2012
Was Human Evolution Caused by Climate Change?
According to a paper published in Science, models of how animal and plant distributions are affected by climate change may also explain aspects of human evolution
The approach takes existing knowledge of the geographical spread of other species through the warming and cooling of the ice ages to provide a model that can be applied to human origins.
"No one has applied this knowledge to humans before," said Dr John Stewart, lead author on the paper and researcher at Bournemouth University.
Read the rest of this article...