The Domestication of Humans
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  • Release Date: 2023-09-01
  • domestication syndrome
  • pleiotropy
  • human evolution
  • modern humans
  • neoteny
  • auto-domestication
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The domestication of humans is not an issue of domesticity but of the effects of the domestication syndrome on a hominin species and its genome. These effects are well expressed in the ‘anatomically modern humans’, in their physiology, behavior, genetic defects, neuropathology, and distinctive neoteny. The physiological differences between modern (gracile) humans and their ancestors, robust Homo sapiens types, are all accounted for by the domestication syndrome.

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Bednarik, R.G. The Domestication of Humans. Encyclopedia. Available online: (accessed on 04 October 2023).
Bednarik RG. The Domestication of Humans. Encyclopedia. Available at: Accessed October 04, 2023.
Bednarik, Robert Gerhard. "The Domestication of Humans" Encyclopedia, (accessed October 04, 2023).
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Bednarik, Robert Gerhard. "The Domestication of Humans." Encyclopedia. Web. 01 September, 2023.