Finished reading Close Encounters with Humankind recently. The writing is not great but it did contain several interesting facts I’m still mulling over, so hey.
A few favorite notions:
- Some of our earliest tools were used to break open bones so we could eat the marrow.
- One reason humans may have lost our “fur” was so we could hunt during the hotter parts of the day when lions were sleeping.
- The real game-changer in bipedalism (walking upright) was that our hands were now free to use tools.
I wrote a poem to help remember the first one: