Click link above to read great article By Jonathan Webb, looking in to theory that “male ancestors evolved beefy facial features as a defence against fist fights.”
Intriguing idea that our ancestors developed face shields to withstand powerful punches to the face. Article suggesting that reason for this protection was fighting over females. As strength of our distant cousins was growing, they needed more protection, then in evolutionary turn when humans start to lose strength, our beefy facial features declined. But still male face is more protected then female.
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