Thursday, 9th May 08:45 - 09:20
Session 1. Africa or Asia – The Cradle of Mankind?
Human Evolution and Migration and the Roles of Water Bodies
Why neither the Savannah nor the Aquatic Hypotheses holds Water
Coastal adaptations, complex topography, and submerged landscapes: an archaeological perspective on human dispersal
The Palaeoecology of Human Evolution
Waterside hypotheses of human evolution assert that selection from wading, swimming and diving and procurement of food from aquatic habitats have significantly affected the evolution of the lineage leading to Homo sapiens as distinct from that leading to Pan. (p118)
Kuliukas, A., Morgan, E. (2011). Aquatic scenarios in the thinking on human evolution: What are they and how do they compare?. In: Vaneechoutte, M., Verhaegen, M., Kuliukas, A. (2011). Was Man More Aquatic in the Past?