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Pareidolia Evidence in 2.5-3 mya Human Ancestors

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WhodamanHD

Interesting, though perhaps unsurprising. Facial recognition is very important socially and the positive association with those of your own species could have been what sparked these creatures interest. I’ve got no references or basis for that, but it is my opinion. This was found associated with bones of Australopithecus africanus which is probably not a direct human ancestor, but still closely related to us. But that means an A. africanus found this, this means faces didn’t look like what you see in a mirror, they looked like this:

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Tidgy's Dad
6 hours ago, WhodamanHD said:

Interesting, though perhaps unsurprising. Facial recognition is very important socially and the positive association with those of your own species could have been what sparked these creatures interest. I’ve got no references or basis for that, but it is my opinion. This was found associated with bones of Australopithecus africanus which is probably not a direct human ancestor, but still closely related to us. But that means an A. africanus found this, this means faces didn’t look like what you see in a mirror, they looked like this:

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Why do these reconstructions never have eyebrows or moustaches?  :headscratch:

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Foozil
3 hours ago, Tidgy's Dad said:

Why do these reconstructions never have eyebrows or moustaches?  :headscratch:

Fixed B)

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Tidgy's Dad
3 hours ago, Foozil said:

Fixed B)

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That's much more realistic! 

Happy now.

Thanks. :)

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daves64

What? No piercings or tattoo's? Still doesn't look completely realistic.. :headscratch:

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DPS Ammonite
1 minute ago, daves64 said:

What? No piercings or tattoo's? Still doesn't look completely realistic.. :headscratch:

I suppose that you will next want him to have braces.

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daves64

Naahhh.. but some whitening strips wouldn't hurt. :rofl:

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Walt
8 hours ago, WhodamanHD said:

But that means an A. africanus found this, this means faces didn’t look like what you see in a mirror

Speak for yourself!  :D

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Tidgy's Dad
2 minutes ago, Walt said:

Speak for yourself!  :D

I never said this! :ank:

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WhodamanHD
6 hours ago, Tidgy's Dad said:

Why do these reconstructions never have eyebrows or moustaches?  :headscratch:

Here’s our two closest living relatives, the chimp and the gorilla. As you see they do not have (prominent) moustaches or eyebrows. So, either they both independently evolved to loose them from their common ancestor with us, or (more likely) facial hair evolved with the human lineage. When is this far hard to tell. But, I would guess if it we’re a solely human feature, than it may be related to socialization or maybe telling your tribe/group from another. Either way, these adaptations reach an advanced form later, and if it were my guess, Homo erectus. Again, not references. My thoughts.

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WhodamanHD
1 hour ago, Walt said:

Speak for yourself!  :D

I’m sorry for discriminating against other genera, australopithecine are people too!:)

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Walt
8 minutes ago, WhodamanHD said:

I’m sorry for discriminating against other genera, australopithecine are people too!:)

#ME AUSTRALOPITHECINE TOO :)

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Tidgy's Dad
2 hours ago, WhodamanHD said:

Here’s our two closest living relatives, the chimp and the gorilla. As you see they do not have (prominent) moustaches or eyebrows. So, either they both independently evolved to loose them from their common ancestor with us, or (more likely) facial hair evolved with the human lineage. When is this far hard to tell. But, I would guess if it we’re a solely human feature, than it may be related to socialization or maybe telling your tribe/group from another. Either way, these adaptations reach an advanced form later, and if it were my guess, Homo erectus. Again, not references. My thoughts.

 

Our ancestors and chimps and gorillas all have prominent brow ridges. These stop sweat running into the eyes. 

We don't have the brow ridges so eyebrows have evolved to divert the sweat away. 

 

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WhodamanHD
10 minutes ago, Tidgy's Dad said:

Our ancestors and chimps and gorillas all have prominent brow ridges. These stop sweat running into the eyes. 

We don't have the brow ridges so eyebrows have evolved to divert the sweat away. 

 

Then one would wonder why Homo neanderthalensis is often depicted in modern reconstructions with eyebrows, as they too have large brow ridges. In fact, we are the only species that doesn’t known, though H. Floresiensis has very reduced brow ridges. Heck, my old Vice Principal looked like he had brow ridges!

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aplomado

Really interesting everybody!  I worked with chimps a long time ago, and never noticed the lack of eyebrows...

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