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Are my skin and hair colors believable?

Migration happens Great effort, good to see a well-researched question with easily read visuals. Unfortunately, migration patterns tend to throw a spanner in the works, since people typically migrate ...
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Would medieval humans know if an ancient civilization had existed and been wiped out?

No To put things in perspective, 50 million years ago the continents were not even in their current positions. India was halfway between Asia and the linked Australia-Antarctica. (South America was ...
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Are my skin and hair colors believable?

Assuming the planet shown is simply another version of the Earth, Then skin and hair colours would not necessarily be darkest around the equator, but in places with a combination of maximum sunlight ...
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Would medieval humans know if an ancient civilization had existed and been wiped out?

Most likely NO. The Silurian hypothesis argues that even with modern tools it would be extremely hard to detect traces of a relatively short-lived (~thousands of years) technological civilization ...
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Would medieval humans know if an ancient civilization had existed and been wiped out?

Yes, because mines and underground buildings would leave fossils. Fifty million years is enough time to break down most things. Some plastics would survive, but fifty million years of weathering would ...
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What injuries can leave permanent damage while allowing someone to move freely/fight?

CTE Concussions, head injuries, KOs etc. etc. There are a legion of High level athletes who are still absolute Monsters in hand-to-hand fighting, who are clearly cognitively impaired to the point ...
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An avatar from birth

Expect fatalities (other issues) One of the key development milestones for children is impulse control. The "terrible twos" are well known as a problematic age where a child is typically ...
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Would medieval humans know if an ancient civilization had existed and been wiped out?

Satellites I'm aware that this theory has more holes than merit, but I just like this idea, maybe it will spark some more answers If the ancient lizard did land on the moon, they likely have the ...
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What injuries can leave permanent damage while allowing someone to move freely/fight?

Losing an eye: no depth perception. Lost hearing (at least in one ear): can fight only what one sees or cannot triangulate sound. There's a lot you can do with hearing. An injury causing tinnitus (...
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What injuries can leave permanent damage while allowing someone to move freely/fight?

His job requires an elite athlete. Elite athletes retire due to injuries all the time - fortunately very few are amputations! According to the British journal of sports medicine discussing the ...
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Enhanced human capable of killing any predator on land with bare hands

Partial answer, since the is it possible part is already addressed What are the limits? The limits are that some species, someday will develop the ability to use tools that render an ability to kill ...
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Enhanced human capable of killing any predator on land with bare hands

Chimpanzees can do most of this. Chimpanzees are twice as strong as humans, have denser bones, have better senses of smell, have natural instincts to fight harder, have long limbs which are great at ...
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Would medieval humans know if an ancient civilization had existed and been wiped out?

Well consider that we consider "Ancient Egyptians" well, Ancient, and they're about... 6000 years old? As others have said, with extreme amounts of time it's practically impossible, but just ...
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Do my human migration patterns make sense?

The migration pattern doesn't make sense to me because the distance from the 1st to the 20th point of migration is relatively close and separated by tropical Islands. If the migrations happened over ...
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Do my human migration patterns make sense?

Kind of Historically the migration of early humans took place initially along areas that maintained the same general temperatures (in our case equatorial) as our origin point. Our speed of migration ...
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An avatar from birth

To piggyback on KerrAvon2055's answer, I think taking the setting into account is important, as well. All the things mentioned there, but against a Bronze Age backdrop creates significant societal ...
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