Re: Why is Homo sapiens hairless?

Phil Nicholls (
Thu, 21 Nov 1996 03:11:28 GMT wrote:

>Ms Chin, Mr. al,
>A question from the guy in the back of the class (me).
>At what point did our ancestors begin to show a decrease in body hair and
>how was this determined? Any references you could cite on this would be
>appreciated. Thanks.

It actually has not been determined and therefore may not have begun
until Homo sapiens sapiens. For all we know, Homo erectus may have
been as hairy as a gorilla.

Phil Nicholls
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