Lucy’s pelt: when we became hairless and how we managed to survive

@article{Rebora2010LucysPW,
  title={Lucy’s pelt: when we became hairless and how we managed to survive},
  author={A. Rebora},
  journal={International Journal of Dermatology},
  year={2010},
  volume={49}
}
  • A. Rebora
  • Published 2010
  • Medicine
  • International Journal of Dermatology
  • Excluding a few areas, the whole human body is covered by hair, and even apparently glabrous skin is in fact full of thin and short hairs (vellus hairs). Still, man is alone among the 193 species of primates to look glabrous. Human ‘‘nakedness’’ was a popular topic about 40 years ago, when a successful book was published, but it has been poorly debated thereafter. In this essay, I will try to discuss the various hypotheses that have been proposed and to advance a new one. I like to emphasize… CONTINUE READING
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