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1

Furless skin evolved in our ancestors because ?

Ancient hominids had to travel more in search of food in hotter environments, and furless skin allowed for better cooling through watery sweating

2

Homo habilis, was probably furry, whereas homo erectus was probably furless for the majority of its existence

True or false

True

3

Skin doesn’t fossilize, so how do we know when our ancestors lost their fur?

We can look at the

Molecular clock
Skeletal morphology