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Development in Human Evolution

Identify and discuss what you think is the single most important development in human evolution from the advent of Australopithecines through the beginning of agriculture is.

Please be brief and straight to the point so that I can better understand. Narrow it down in 2 paragraphs. Thanks so much. I really struggle in history.

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Interesting question! Not everyone believes in evolution, but this response is from the evolutionary perspective. The time period is millions of years, so I ended up with four paragraphs, so please keep what fits. I also attached a highly informative timeline for further expansion.

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1. Identify and discuss what you think is the single most important development in human evolution from the advent of Australopithecines through the beginning of agriculture is.

This is a somewhat subjective question, but the most important development would be the developmental changes in climate and environment that resulted in the need to adapt, including the need to change the types (different availability of food from small animals, to vegetation, to a mixture of plant and animal, to agriculture and the making of their own food) and methods (e.g., hunting and gathering, to tools and technological advances) as a way of meeting their survival needs over time. Finally, with the sophistication of tools needed to build shelters and protect themselves from larger animals, together with the changing living environment (e.g., forest to grassland), came the agriculture revolution.

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The advent of the Australopithecines (approximately 3,700,000 B.C) was the first fully upright bipedal hominid, Australopithecus afarensis,(meaning "southern ape," for the initial discovery in southern Africa), about 4 feet tall, ...

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Identifies and discusses the single most important development in human evolution from the advent of Australopithecines through the beginning of agriculture. Supplemented with a highly informative timeline for further expansion.

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