Human Origins A Century After Darwin

Landau, Misia; Pilbeam, David; Richard, Alison
June 1982
BioScience;Jun1982, Vol. 32 Issue 6, p507
Academic Journal
Darwin's Descent of Man stressed the idea of man's ancestor as being physically weaker and more social than other mammals. Yet, by looking at other mammals, we are discovering a great deal about the appearance and behavior of human ancestors. The fossil record suggests that the hominoid common ancestors were very different from anything living today. This view contrasts with most previous reconstructions and poses considerable problems both in visualizing ancestors and in explaining evolutionary changes. (Accepted for publication 5 March 1982)


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