CARTA: Unique Features of Human Skin – Michael Sawka: Human Skin: Sweating, Thermoregulation, and Water Balance

12/14/2015; 20 minutes

This talk by Michael Sawka of Georgia Tech examines the role of skin in human thermoregulation as a potentially important evolutionary factor for modern man. Two strong selective factors for survival in early hominins were the ability to forage during peak daily heat when their predators were not a threat, and the capability for persistence hunting (track and pursue prey to cause hyperthermia-induced exhaustion of prey).
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