Did Violence Shape Evolution of the Human Face?

June 9, 2014 1:40 PM

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MONDAY, June 9, 2014 (HealthDay News) — New research suggests that the human face evolved to minimize injuries from punches during fights between males.

The study noted the evolution of human faces occurred as man’s ancestors, known as australopiths, evolved to have hand proportions that allowed them to form a fist.

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