Re: Bioko and Afar are both good candidates for AAT location
Mario Petrinovic <mario.petrinovic1@...>
You are actually mentioning arguments against Bioko.
First, as I can read in Wikipedia, Bioko became separated from mainland only 10 kya.
But, it doesn't matter, your main idea is the idea of
isolation. Take a look at Tusco-Sardinian island, where
Oreopithecus lived. As soon as this island connected to mainland,
the mainland ecology wiped off the ecology of this island. Take a
look at Galapagos, or Sulawesi. Find any place on Earth where
island fauna managed to survive after the contact with mainland
fauna. Simply, mainland fauna is more competitive, and island
fauna doesn't have a chance in confrontation with mainland fauna.
Plus, you have to be in contact with predators, otherwise you will
not know how to deal with them.
Regarding "Baboon Marker", we have Trahilos footprints on Crete, 5.6 mya. So, humans evolved before that. How old should be "Baboon marker"?
Our cooling mechanism is adapted to breeze. Breeze you
have on any coast. Breeze keeps humans cold. Also, salt crystals
damage fur. Damaged fur cannot perform cooling protection, because
it cannot keep the layer of cold air around body. So, if it cannot
perform cooling function, then it is just an unnecessary weight.
On 30.3.2020. 23:18, Allan Krill wrote:
Bioko and Afar are both good candidates for AAT location.