How Grandmothers Created Civilization

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…a dramatic increase in the number of adults surviving to an older age coincided with the appearance of artistic, inventive modern humans in the Early Upper Palaeolithic around 17,000 to 30,000 years ago.   The finding also provides the first statistical evidence supporting the so-called “grandmother hypothesis”, the idea that grandparents accelerate the appearance of successful, civilised communities by helping to rear more children, passing down valuable knowledge and experience, and promoting kinship

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