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    Here is an interesting theoretical article. Ancient humans as hunters.

    http://www.slate.com/articles/sports...han_cats_.html

    Apologies, appeared I forgot to paste the link!

    The article talks about how in hot weather, humans have a great advantage with our great ability to sweat. Combine this with slow twitch muscles and a social hunting group, and we can outlast our prey using 'persistence hunting.'

    It uses the man vs. horse race as an example. Where practiced runners compete in a 22 mile race against your run of the mill horse, and sometimes win. Most likely because the heat just makes it hard for the horse, but a human can efficiently shed that heat.

    Entertaining to read.
    Last edited by tzulogic; 03-15-2013 at 07:15 PM.

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