Re: AAT Theory

Phil Hunt (
Sun, 08 Oct 95 16:12:42 GMT

In article <> "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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