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There are a few concerns in human paleontology that appear to be undying. such a lot take care of the beginning and early evolution of our personal genus – whatever approximately which we must always care. a few of these concerns pertain to taxonomy and systematics. what percentage species of Homo have been there within the Pliocene and Pleistocene? How can we establish the earliest contributors the genus Homo? If there's multiple Plio-Pleistocene species, how do they relate to each other, and the place and while did they evolve? different matters relate to questions on physique measurement, proportions and the useful diversifications of the locomotor skeleton. whilst did the human postcranial “Bauplan” evolve, and for what purposes? What behaviors (and what behavioral obstacles) may be inferred from the postcranial bones which have been attributed to Homo habilis and Homo erectus? nonetheless different matters relate to progress, improvement and lifestyles background techniques, and the organic and archeological proof for nutrition and behaviour in early Homo. it's always argued that nutritional switch performed a massive function within the starting place and early evolution of our genus, with stone instruments commencing up scavenging and searching possibilities that may have extra meat protein to the nutrition of Homo. nonetheless different concerns relate to the environmental and climatic context within which this genus advanced.

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