If Africa moved further south, how would we have evolved?

24 May 2009

Question

If it happened that the African continent had continued migrating farther south, perhaps ending up somewhere near Antarctica, would that have affected human evolution?

Answer

Nina - The rate at which Africa is moving south is very slow. I doubt that this really would have affected human evolution. The timescale of human evolution is very short compared to the timescale of movement of the African continent.

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