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p. 1209. The future of human evolutionlocked

  • Bernard Wood


What are the next few decades likely to bring in terms of new evidence about human evolution? Are modern humans still evolving, and if so, what changes are we likely to see? ‘The future of human evolution’ considers both of these questions. It explains that researchers will continue to look for additional fossil evidence, at existing fossil sites as well as in new locations. Both will provide valuable evidence. It considers the chances of finding new taxa and how more evidence can be squeezed out of the existing fossil record through improved molecular biology and imaging techniques. Finally, it looks at contemporary human evolution and what is likely to influence the future of our species.

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