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Did sabre-toothed tigers shape human evolution?
« on: 17/07/2012 10:30:02 »
Luke Bizeray  asked the Naked Scientists:
   
I've often wondered how much of a role the sabre toothed tiger actually played in our evolution. When explaining things like how our adrenal glands developed to strengthen us in fight or flight, to the role that families played in evolution to provide increased protection against predators, the sabre toothed tiger is often trotted out as the main antagonist of early hominids.  
 
Were they really this much of a threat to early humans?
 
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Luke Bizeray

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Re: Did sabre-toothed tigers shape human evolution?
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Re: Did sabre-toothed tigers shape human evolution?
« Reply #2 on: 19/07/2012 19:55:51 »
Yes, I'm afraid I must apologise, though I'm not sure where. I re-posted a few emails i'd sent and not heard back about, only to find out that they had gone through to the forum after all
I will continue to post through my forum id only from here on in. Sorry doc!
 

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