Thursday, 9th May 11:10 - 13:00
Session 2. A Theatre of Change – Running or Swimming?
Coastal Migration of Land-Based Mammals
The Wading Hypothesis and the Evolution of Human Bipedality
Homo litoralis: Pleistocene Diaspora along Coasts and Rivers
Specialisations for Diving Animal Species
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?