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Debate heats up on role of climate in human evolution

Debate heats up on role of climate in human evolution
trefwoorden: Plio-Pleistoceen - evolutie
Scientists at the Geological Society of America annual meeting in Seattle next week are taking a comprehensive new look at drivers of human evolution.
It now appears that climate variability during the Plio-Pleistocene (approximately 6 million years in duration) played a hugely important role. Astronomically controlled climate forcing on scales ranging from 20,000 to 100,000 years down to El Niņos (5-7 years) made a highly unpredictable environment in which generalists with intelligence, language, and creativity were best able to adapt.

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