A Darwinian Perspective
In evolutionary history, no two sub-species have ever been able to cohabit a limited ecology. The outcome of this inherent selective conflict is written in the history of the human genus Homo, that is, the successive increases in brain size and intelligence and the disappearance of earlier, less corticalized forms of Homo. Civilization will eventually be shaped by the domination of Homo sapiens sapiens.
Chapter 6. Cro-Magnon—Homo sapiens sapiens
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CRO-MAGON—HOMO SAPIENS SAPIENS
Had the Cro-Magnons not arrived in west Asia/Europe c. 45 ka BP, we probably would not have seen the subsequent development of the literary civilizations of the world. Indeed, throughout the three continents Africa, Europe, and Asia, we see a continued precursor process of cranial enlargement and some cultural advancements in the period 150–50 ka BP.
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