Re: AAT Theory
Phil Hunt (email@example.com)
Sun, 08 Oct 95 16:12:42 GMT
In article <firstname.lastname@example.org>
email@example.com "H. M. Hubey" writes:
> PS. Still need an explanation of why humanoids lost fur during
> the cold nights.
It was probably H. erectus or later that lost its fur -- H. habilis
was too small. Being cold at night wouldn't be a problem for erectus,
since it was about the same size as humans, and some modern hunter-
gatherers still sleep naked in the open.
As to why the fur was lost, I can think of 2 possibilities offhand:
to keep cool while running during the day, or sex selection.
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