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Climate Changed the Size of our Bodies and, to Some Extent, our Brains

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The FINANCIAL — The average body size of humans has fluctuated significantly over the last million years and is strongly linked to temperature. Colder, harsher climates drove the evolution of larger body sizes, while warmer climates led to smaller bodies. Brain size also changed dramatically but did not evolve in tandem with body size, University of Cambridge notes.…

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Climate Changed the Size of our Bodies and, to Some Extent, our Brains

5 mins read

The FINANCIAL — The average body size of humans has fluctuated significantly over the last million years and is strongly linked to temperature. Colder, harsher climates drove the evolution of larger body sizes, while warmer climates led to smaller bodies. Brain size also changed dramatically but did not evolve in tandem with body size, University…