Posts tagged with "Human Evolution"
Despite ardently defending his theory of natural selection, Alfred Russel Wallace felt that evolution alone could not account for our species’ unique features, including our big brains, mental abilities and moral sentiments. To explain humanity, he challenged, demands, “some power, distinct from that which has guided the development of the lower animals” (1). In the…
Book Dentition, Diet, Human EvolutionMost popular books on human evolution leverage the discovery of a new fossil to reassess how paleoanthropologists have pieced together our evolutionary history. In Evolution’s Bite, Peter Ungar takes a very different approach, focusing on the structure and function of teeth to chart the dietary adaptations of living primates and fossil and archaeological hominin populations.