ĎPhysical anthropology deals primarily with looking at how the human body has changed over the course of time. It compares the human body to that of other primates. Studies of physical anthropology often include looking at the theories of Evolution.
the english sunday times a few years ago added a supplement on anthropology in which the author dwelt mainly on the great advances made by man following mans rising to become bipedial.The spectacular advances over a relative short time he said were out of all proportion to any other period.Although no proof exists he declared that laurels should be handed to the anthropologist whose theory was that as a consequence when standing man could carry tools and do tasks that he was previously incapable of doing.Given that for millions of years mans need for tools was nothing more than to sharpen a flint with the aid of a heavy stone both which were in abundance the story didnt add up and i offer another explanation. Noticing on wildlife tv productions a female monkey in the wild whenever stooping to search and eat would be pounced on by a male suitor. This would naturally become impossible after switching habitat from forest to the african plains where it became necessary to reach up for food and where our species then stood to eat. Thereafter the female could chose to reject or accept a partner at her leisure and pleasure just as when allowed to she has done ever since.Eddybrad (talk) 19:58, 16 May 2014 (UTC)