What Every Paleoanthropologist Should Know

    In order to understand our origins, you are going to have to be familiar with some of the fossil humans that have been found and how evolution “works” to change living things 1 to best fit their environment. Definitions of technical terms can be found in the Glossary; here are a few shorcuts that will be used:

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1. Broadly, a “living thing” could be defined as a mechanism that uses matter and energy from its environment to make copies of itself, e.g. (Lin, 2006). Also see Chemoton Theory.