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Depending on which journals you've picked up in recent months, early humans were either peace-loving softies or war-mongering buffoons. A little bit of both, says one archaeologist, who warns against making generalizations when it comes to our long and varied prehistory. The newest claim concerns Australopithecus afarensiswho lived approximately five million years ago and is one of the first hominids that can be linked directly to our lineage with some certainty.

Hardly an expert at tearing other animals limb from limb, scientists say the small and furry creature likely spent most of its time avoiding becoming the lunch of those saber-toothed mammals you see in Fun-Da-Mental - Peace Love Or War history museums today. That's a far cry from the spear-wielding image most of the public has of our earliest ancestors, Robert Sussman of Washington University told an audience at the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science last month.

Other research appearing in current scientific journals, however, paints a different picture of early man. Groups of humans likely engaged in occasional violent encounters in order to increase their territory, argues Raymond C. According to Kelly, this may have continued up until about a million years ago, when distance weapons like the spear were invented and increased the risks of attacking other groups.

People tend to make generalizations about our early ancestors, even though they lived for a period of several million years and include many entirely different species of hominids.

As for the peaceful nature of Australopithecus afarensisBisson wholeheartedly agrees with Sussman. No one has ever argued that they were predatory. They are bipedal, ground-eating apes," Bisson said in an interview. Interpretations get trickier, however, as time moves forward and hominids become more prevalent and diverse.

When humans began to eat meat and use weapons, around two million years ago, some inter-group killings were almost certainly Fun-Da-Mental - Peace Love Or War on in the cases where individuals encroached on each other's territory. Still, at this point hominids are mostly timid scavengers, according to Bisson, not mammoth-hunters.

After two million [years ago], there's about a half-million-year transition before Embraceable You - Charlie Parker - The Story Of Jazz get to hunting of some kind.

It's around this time where mistakes can be made in the fossil record, experts say. With humans beginning to hunt animals, weapons in hand, it's easier to assume they are also killing each other.

Puncture wounds Fun-Da-Mental - Peace Love Or War a skull from an animal Morbid Saint - Thrashaholic can be mistaken as injuries from a spear attack, for example. The fossil record is not always an easy thing to read, Bisson explained. Since there's no deliberate burial at that time, the bodies end up part of the food chain, so we simply can't say what happened.

A lot can depend on how archaeological remains are interpreted. Sussman calls this the "5 o'clock news" version of history and science, one that applies to today's humans as easily as those of several million years ago. Thus, instead of using the actual statistics, Ive Got The World On A String - Ella Fitzgerald - The Best Of Ella Fitzgerald emphasize the rare events.

Bisson Fun-Da-Mental - Peace Love Or War that the archaeological remains must be put in context depending on who makes the find, even. He pointed to the discovery of some Australopithecus remains in the s, in what is now Botswana.

Along with a skull, the material found included tools made from the bones of gazelles, antelopes and wild boar. The archaeologist working there mistakenly interpreted them as a cache of weapons, while later testing would show the points were used simply for digging in termite holes.

In the movie, ape-like humans are shown having the eureka moment that bones can be used as weapons, thus evolving to become hunters and killers. Even if early humans were mostly cooperative with each other during the Paleolithic era—a period lasting about two million years—there is plenty of evidence to suggest that like todaysome people were just plain nasty.

Cannibalism was clearly practiced in some areas, according to Bisson. Live Science.


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