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Questions tagged [proto-human]

For questions about currently known members of the human evolutionary chain.

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What are the implications of a race with multiple personalities [closed]

In my universe there is a race of proto-humans known as legionaries. They have a are a minority group and used to be even smaller, only living on one planet in the past. This race used to give birth ...
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What reason would give the most benefits to a Progenitor race for creating sub-races? [closed]

The question has been put On Hold while I develop another question in the Sandbox area of StackExchange. Didn't know about the Sandbox? Check it out: StackExchange Sandbox for Questions What reason ...
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The Biological Dullahan

On my quest to make pretty much every single fantasy creature biologically feasible I have come across a hiccup. It wasn't angels, no you people helped me with that. Demons are easy, we have plenty of ...
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How would it be possible for a species to evolve naturally occurring halos?

Background: In my world, there are a number of species that stemmed from the 'original base' (humans) who traveled through space for years before a collapse in organized government crippled logistics ...
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How feasible is this human subspecies: Slimes [closed]

Well here comes the next species after the sky dancers. Context: A magical event has led to people with similar gene structures to humans coming around, though they can be drastically different in ...
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How feasible is this human subspecies: Skydancers [closed]

I aim to create more of these posts in the future to experiment with the feasibility of my other species but right now I am testing out these boys. Context: A magical event has led to people with ...
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When is the earliest humans could evolve? [closed]

There are many fantasy stories of humans living in the world with prehistoric animals, mainly stemming from the classic image of the cave man. Despite strong hopes, this is unrealistic as human ...
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What would the social implications of two intelligent humanoid species on Earth be?

There's this what-if scenario that's been kicking around in my head for quite a while now. Basically, what if both Homo sapiens neanderthalis and Homo sapiens sapiens had survived? What if, due to ...
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Could robust protohumans adapt to high-g worlds better than we might?

Some of our ancestors were more robust than modern humans. Could they adapt to a 2-g world better than we might? Maybe even 3-g? Over time their bodies could evolve, i.e. only the most robust would ...
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How would cloned neanderthals fare in modern society?

We live in an age where cloning technology is close to being capable of bringing back extinct animals. Currently, there are research groups who are moving forward with efforts to clone the passenger ...
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The Ancestry of Fantasy [closed]

Since my Great Lakes Earth scenario isn't going well, I'd might as well go back to something simpler. Non-human hominids are prevalent in European mythology--elves, dwarves, giants, etc. So the ...
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How can my skeleton be preserved *and* easily found by my Mars Rover

In my story, I would like to have a contemporary Mars Rover find not only evidence, but a mostly complete skeleton of a homo sapiens that perished around 50,000 years ago when it was exposed to the ...
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How much genetic variation between a human and an alien would allow the human and alien to have, even infertile, offspring?

Background: Human Origins: We originated from a space-faring civilization. A breakaway faction that hates advanced space level tech traveled here and set up shop before destroying their advanced ...
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What would the social implications of the creation of humanoid races be?

Assume scientists in the near future create a successful clone of a Neanderthal. This is not too far off since we have already mapped the Neanderthal genome. Now, assume that these scientists decide ...