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When human ancestors ceased to be fanged



In addition to modern humans and the aforementioned primates, the ancestors of humans also belong to the group of anthropoids. They all had a common ancestor – a proconsul who lived 15-18 million years ago. He had strong fangs.

Researchers examined over 300 fossilized hominid teeth. The analysis showed that the canines of human ancestors decreased about 4.5 million years ago, then the hominids were called the Ardipithecus of the Ramidus.

Scientists believe that the reduction in canine teeth has been associated with a decrease in inter-male aggression. For some reason, females began to choose more peaceful males.

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