Seeking ancestral commonalities with modern human body type, researchers find stockier answer

July 7, 2020 - General

An ancestor to modern humans had a stockier build than previously thought—one that is quite different from today’s human body—a team of paleoanthropologists has discovered. This newly established distinction suggests that the modern human body evolved more recently than once believed.

Turkana Boy, above, is the common name of Homo erectus
[Credit: ktsimage/Getty Images]The findings, centering on Homo erectus, which appeared…

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