Human Bones Evolved to Become Lighter Due to Sedentary Agricultural Lifestyle

December 24, 2014 2:00 PM

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A new study claims that human bones used to be stronger but had evolved to become lighter to match people's sedentary agricultural lifestyle.

The sedentary lifestyle became the most common way of life across the world. Scientists believe that the transition occurred between 8,000 and 5,000 B.C. when humans learned to domesticate animals and cultivate plants instead of hunting and gathering them.

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