Scientific Methods

Monday, March 13, 2006

RADIATION OF HOMINIDS: 3 MILLION YEARS AGO

"By three million years ago, the world of Lucy and Australopithecus afarensis had vanished. Hidden forces were transforming the Earth's climate, with devastating consequences for the African landscape. Temperatures in Africa plummeted and the air became stripped of moisture. Humid woodland shrivelled away, leaving wide belts of open terrain in its place."

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sn/prehistoric_life/human/human_evolution/food_for_thought1.shtml



 
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