Historical STI’s may explain humans transiting from polygyny to monogamy

As an adjunct to mainstream Darwinian evolutionary theory, this is a fascinating piece of work focusing on socially mediated, or at least socially sustained, evolution as early humans transitioned from hunter-gatherer to agriculturalist society.  The referenced 2015 Nature Communications paper (http://tinyurl.com/z6gcd4o) fills some gaps although it’s a bit of a demanding read for the non-expert.

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