Body Types and Paleoanthropology

Most people have probably seen the classic evolution on parade pictures in one form or another. It starts with a monkey, then something slightly larger that is less monkey and more human, repeated several times, until you have the modern human. It starts from evolutionary presuppositions that have things getting larger as they became more advanced, and your alleged ancestors grew a mite bigger and were classified into groups. Body size and structure had a lot to do with the classifications. Of course, evolutionists conveniently neglect to tell you that "archaic" people were sometimes quite a bit bigger and stronger than modern people. Those changes are environmental, not evolutionary.

People come in a variety of sizes, but we're all classified as fully human. Some paleoanthropologists may be catching on to a commonsense approach, people in the past had diversity as well.

Years ago, I noticed someone who looked like he belonged in a textbook on evolution. His facial structure and jaw looked "primitive". For that matter, I've seen, conversed with, gawked at, watched pictures, whatever, of people that have a wide range of sizes, but they're all fully human. We have diversity now, I reckon that common sense should tell us that people had a variety of sizes in the past, since we were created to have variety. Some paleonanthropologists may be catching on.
People don’t all look the same today; body types vary tremendously. Why should we assume differently about the past?

You give it a name, say, Homo erectus, and the mind pigeonholes it into a category. All H. erectus are supposed to fit. But then reality hits; the boundaries between the pigeonholes are fuzzy, and may overlap. It becomes harder to pigeonhole each new fossil. Are the boundaries real? Are we deceiving ourselves with our own classification scheme?

This report should reverberate like thunder to paleoanthropologists: “Earliest humans had diverse range of body types, just as we do today.” That’s a press release from the University of Cambridge talking. The increasing realization that ancient humans don’t look like clones of each other threatens to unravel many assumptions about human ancestry.
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