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Title: Humans Less Hairy Thanks to Parasites and Sex
Url: http://www.abc.net.au/science/articles/2003/06/12/876284.htm
Creator: Kingsley, Danny
Publisher: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Description: This site, from the Australian Broadcasting Company, describes an alternative hypothesis as to why humans lost their fur: "it reduced the number of biting and disease-causing parasites, and made them more sexually attractive." This hypothesis runs contrary to current beliefs that humans lost their body hair in order to control their body temperatures.
LC Classification: Geography. Anthropology. Recreation -- Anthropology -- Physical anthropology. Somatology -- Human evolution
Science -- Microbiology -- Medical parasitology
Science -- Zoology -- Animal behavior -- Special topics -- Parasitology
GEM Subject: Science
Science -- Biology
Science -- Biological and life sciences
Science -- Ecology
Key Concept: Biology -- Evolution
Ecology -- Evolution
Key Concepts Complete: Yes
Date Issued: 2003-06-12
Resource Type: Overviews
Reading Materials
Science Materials
Format: html
Audience: College/University Instructors
General Public
Higher Education
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Secondary Education
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Vocational Training
Language: English
Rights: ABC
Access Rights: Free access
Date Of Record Release: 2007-12-12 03:00:02 (W3C-DTF)
Date Last Modified: 2011-03-02 13:13:03 (W3C-DTF)
Source: Topic in Depth
Full Record Views: 626
Resource URL Clicks: 70
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