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(Science: geology) Of or pertaining to the epoch, or the deposits, following the tertiary, and immediately preceding man.

The Pleistocene epoch, or deposits.

Origin: Gr. Most _ new.

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Are humans poorly adapted to industrial society?

... climate change, stress from unnatural work and schooling, plus mating practices and social organization quite different from those in the Pleistocene epoch. Do you think that the low fertility in advanced countries, especially Japan, is due to the maladaptive environment provided by modern ...

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by RossMilburn
Wed Feb 23, 2011 10:51 am
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Are humans poorly adapted to industrial society?
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Re: Ancestor or Contemporary?

... Say and Why it Matters, Donald R. Prothero, 2007. Examples include Fusulind evolution during the late paleozoic, foraminifera in the Pliocene and Pleistocene and early Miocene, and radiolarian evolution during the late Cenozoic. For research papers look into Porthero and Lazarus, 1980, Planktonic ...

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by robsabba
Thu Apr 01, 2010 2:40 pm
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Ancestor or Contemporary?
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Views: 3479

Buller and the origin of promiscuity among modern humans

... back to our last common ancestor with chimps and bonobos ( let's call it CA for short) , and was already present long before the beginning of the Pleistocene. His claims are the following: http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=four-fallacies&page=4 “If we recognize that aspects ...

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by gruesomehound
Sun Sep 13, 2009 4:30 pm
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Buller and the origin of promiscuity among modern humans
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Re: Brain size=IQ level theory (Blacks vs Whites & Asians)

... a common etiologic pathway? / Natl Cancer lnst 1994; 86:252-4. Ruff C.B., Trinkaus E., and Holliday T.W. (1997). Body mass and encephalization in Pleistocene Homo. Nature Vol. 387, 8 May 1997 Solms M. and, Turnbull O. (2002). The brain and the inner world. Other Press, New York S.O.Y. KEITA (2004). ...

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by bluecafe669
Tue Apr 15, 2008 12:50 am
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: Brain size=IQ level theory (Blacks vs Whites & Asians)
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Where are we heading to ?

... for our advancements in the future I believe. I disagree that we are superior to previous generations, in a physiological sense. Humans from the Pleistocene would be just as physicall fit, if not moreso, than our modern professional athletes. They had to be, otherwise they were dead or dying. ...

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by AstusAleator
Fri Jan 26, 2007 12:26 am
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Where are we heading to ?
Replies: 28
Views: 14433
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