Climate shocks

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Abstract

The article focuses on how climate changes affected human ancestors throughout history. Topics include how climate helped perpetuate human evolution, how scientists determine climate change impact on hominin fossils, and how climate may have helped create differences in human species. Information is provided on evolutionary theorist Charles Darwin's thoughts on climate and human evolution in his book "On the Origin of Species."

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  • Peter B. Demenocal

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