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Title: Humans Less Hairy Thanks to Parasites and Sex
Url: https://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
Date Issued: 2003-06-12
Resource Type: Reference Material
Format: Document -- HTML
Audience: Educator
Education Level: High School
Middle School
Higher Education
Higher Education -- Undergraduate (Lower Division)
Higher Education -- Undergraduate (Upper Division)
Higher Education -- Technical Education (Upper Division)
Higher Education -- Technical Education (Lower Division)
Vocational/Professional Development Education
Language: English
Rights: ABC
Access Rights: Free access
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