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Early humans had a 'tall and skinny' phase over a million years ago

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Early humans had a 'tall and skinny' phase over a million years ago
Early humans went through a tall and skinny phase 1.5 million years ago, research suggests. A study of fossils spanning four million years found that the stature and bulk of our ancient ancestors did not change consistently over the course of evolution. Scientists were surprised to find that around 1.5 million years ago human-like "hominins" grew 10cm taller without gaining any extra weight. It took a further million years for them to put on another 10-15kg.
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