Questions tagged [hominid]

For questions relating to members of the genus Homo.

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What evolutionary pressures would lead to a group of hominids with larger females than males? [duplicate]

races comprised almost entirely of females are a staple of many works of fantasy with the Greek amazons being the most well known. What I want to know is What evolutionary pressures would lead to ...
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What evolutionary pressures would lead to solitary hominids?

Solitary humanoids aren't uncommon in works of fantasy/cryptozoology with Bigfoot coming to mind. What I want to know is What evolutionary pressures would lead to solitary humanoids? Some ...
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What adaptations would a hominid need to survive in Antarctica?

along time ago a group Australopithecus somehow manged to get washed ashore on let's say the Antarctic peninsula or at least an island near Antarctica now inhabiting mainland Antarctica and evolving ...
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Could Orcs have domesticated hyenas?

In the story i'm writing Orcs have managed to domesticate hyenas possibly even cave hyenas In actuality, could Orcs (or any other intelligent hominid) domesticate hyenas? Even if we assume that ...
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Domesticated Hominids

So, for my setting, I have an idea for domesticated hominids (previously orcs). They're intellectually comparable to gorillas, weigh around the same amount (350 lbs), and can carry 15-20% their body ...