Dictionary of Human Evolution and Biology

  • -id > 9:3
   

Evolutionary Pulse Theory

Argument that diversification of hominids during the Pliocene and early Pleistocene was linked to periodic episodes of aridity in Africa. There are three spikes of aridity at 2.5, 1.8, and 1.0 mya, with some changes in the mammal fauna in at least some parts of Africa.

Full-Text Search Entries