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By Robin Dunbar

What makes us human?
How did we enhance language, suggestion and culture?
Why will we desire them?

The previous 12,000 years characterize the single time within the sweep of human historical past while there was just one human species. How did this striking proliferation of species take place - after which cross extinct? And why did we emerge such highbrow giants? the story of our origins has necessarily been instructed throughout the 'stones and bones' of the archaeological checklist, but Robin Dunbar exhibits it was once our social and cognitive adjustments instead of our actual improvement which actually made us special from different species.

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She died soon afterwards in tamponade, as the autopsy proved: ‘‘The lesions described have been produced by a long instrument of triangular shape with more or less blunted edges. This instrument entered the thoracic wall with violence, breaking a rib and completely perforating the left ventricle… Death was undoubtedly caused by a 3 The Ignored Birth of Cardiac Surgery 25 progressive and slow blood leak, sufficient to compress the heart and to suspend its functions. The finding of a voluminous blood clot occupying the pericardium is the absolute proof of it’’ [40].

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