The Human Race Got Sluggish With The Arrival Of Agriculture

December 23, 2014 11:26 AM

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Modern day humankind is characterized by lightweight skeletons as compared to early hominids or primates in general. This is because human race got sluggish with the arrival of agriculture, researchers say. This implies that the way we live shapes our body structure more than we think.

Habiba Chirchir, an organic anthropologist teamed up with other researchers from the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History and decided to examine different primates’ bones, humans included. When analyzing the finishes of bones close to the joints, an area inside the bone that is generally...

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