Human Evolution and Closest Relative Research Paper by hicaliber

Human Evolution and Closest Relative
This paper discusses the evolution of the human and discusses human origins.
# 95752 | 2,016 words | 18 sources | MLA | 2007 | US
Published on May 31, 2007 in Anthropology (Pre-Historic) , Biology (General)

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In this article, the writer explains that evolution is defined as a change in the gene pool of a population from generation to generation by such processes as mutation and natural selection. The writer notes that the topic of human evolution all started when human fossils and remains were discovered from different regions on earth. The writer points out that the availability of new technology even allows the study of the genetic structures of the fossils found, which signifies a more reliable and astonishing breakthrough in defining the start of human evolution. The writer concludes that many of the scientific evidences including that of the anatomical, archaeological and genetic provide a full proof view that modern humans descend from earlier hominid populations or our ape-like ancestors.

Sample of Sources Used:

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