Wednesday, 5 November 2008

Desmond Morris on the Aquatic Ape Hypothesis


Marc Verhaegen said...

Thanks a lot. FYI, some recent info.
Better terms than ‘aquatic ape’ are Littoral Theory or Coastal Dispersal Model: rather than running over savannas, Homo populations during the Ice Ages followed coasts & rivers, collecting different waterside & shallow aquatic plant & animal foods.
Human Evolution publishes in 2 special editions the proceedings of the symposium with David Attenborough & Donald Johanson on human waterside evolution 'Human Evolution: Past, Present & Future' in London 8-10 May 2013:

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.

- econiche Homo
- aquarboreal
- Greg Laden Verhaegen
- Rhys Evans Vaneechoutte

littoral.homo said...

FYI, some updates, please google:
-Ape and Human evolution 2018 made easy,
-Aquatic Ape Theory 2017 made easy.