Human Face Acquired Strong face Structure to Withstand Being Hit with a Fist

June 9, 2014 1:06 PM

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Two researchers from University of Utah have found that the human face evolved to become strong so as to not suffer bad damage after being hit with a fist. David Carrier and Michael Morgan studied the bones of early human ancestors. They found that those humans had a protruding jaw, a thick brow ridge above the eyes, robust bones around the nose, upper jaw, large molars and premolars. And this legacy is still continuing in modern human beings.

Carrier, a biologist, and Morgan, a physician, suggested a violent human history behind the strong bone structures of these hominins. Previous studies have suggested that the bone structure actually evolved to help ancient humans eat nuts and seeds by crushing them with ease inside their mouth. Howe...

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