Study: Pygmy People Likely Evolved Short Stature for Rainforest Survival

August 19, 2014 3:17 PM

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Peoples around the world evolved pygmy traits to adapt better while living in the rainforest, researchers said this week in a new study.

A smaller body size appears to have developed independently in Central Africa, Southeast Asia and other rainforest areas to help these people groups survive, Live Science reported.

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