Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Aquatic Ape Hypothesis

Here's Elaine Morgan talking about the Aquatic Ape Hypothesis:

1 comment:

Marc Verhaegen said...

Thanks a lot, Daan. FYI, an update of AAT. Better terms than ‘aquatic ape’ are ‘coastal dispersal’ theory (S.Munro 2010 Molluscs as Ecological Indicators in Palaeoanthropological Contexts, PhD thesis Austr.Nat.Univ Canberra): Homo populations during the Ice Ages did not run over open plains as still believed in popular writings, but simply followed the coasts (as far as Flores, the Cape & England) & from the coasts went up rivers, wading bipedally, diving & beach-combing for waterside & shallow aquatic foods.
The proceedings of the symposium on human waterside evolution “Human Evolution: Past, Present & Future” (London 8-10 May 2013, with David Attenborough & Don Johanson) are published in 2 special editions of Human Evolution):
Special Edition Part 1 (end 2013)
- Peter Rhys-Evans: Introduction
- Stephen Oppenheimer: Human's Association with Water Bodies: the 'Exaggerated Diving Reflex' and its Relationship with the Evolutionary Allometry of Human Pelvic and Brain Sizes
- JH Langdon: Human Ecological Breadth: Why Neither Savanna nor Aquatic Hypotheses can Hold Water
- Stephen Munro: Endurance Running versus Underwater Foraging: an Anatomical and Palaeoecological Perspective
- Algis Kuliukas: Wading Hypotheses of the Origin of Human Bipedalism
- Marc Verhaegen: The Aquatic Ape Evolves: Common Misconceptions and Unproven Assumptions about the So-Called Aquatic Ape Hypothesis
- CL Broadhurst & Michael Crawford: The Epigenetic Emergence of Culture at the Coastline: Interaction of Genes, Nutrition, Environment and Demography.
Special Edition Part 2 (begin 2014) with 12 contributions.
Google e.g.
- econiche Homo
- Rhys Evans Vaneechoutte
marc verhaegen