Aquatic Ape Human Ancestor Theory

Aquatic Ape Theory - What is it?

A Brief Summary of AAT - key arguments

A Brief History and Key Proponents of AAT

Current Aquatic Evolution Theories


Alternative theories of human evolution

Wikipedia and the scientific community

. Anatomical Evidence
... Bipedalism
... Birth and babies
... Brain
... Breath control
... Fat
... Fingers, toes and feet
... Furlessness
... Hair and baldness
... Kidneys
... Menopause
... Nose
... Olfactory sense
... Pachyostosis
... Paranasal Sinuses
... Platycephaly
... Sexual features
... Surfer's ear
... Sweating
... Tears
... Underwater vision

. Diet
. Language & Song
. Sleep (USWS)
. Waterside environments
. Sea Gypsies

. Homo erectus - shallow diver

. Fossil evidence
. Paleoecological evidence

A call to scientists...

Recent News and Updates

Books and publications

Videos links




Aquatic Ape Resources

Algis Kuliukas - Forum for discussion and sharing views.

Aquatic Ancestors
D. Klousie's wonderful site with lots of information.

The Aquatic Ape

Water and Human Evolution (Bert Chan's site - unfinished)

2013 Articles, blogs and posts

Common Misconceptions and Unproven Assumptions about the Aquatic Ape Theory
by Marc Verhaegen (Guest post on Greg Laden's blog)
January 30th, 2013

Big brains, no fur, sinuses … are these clues to our ancestors' lives as 'aquatic apes'?
The Guardian
April 27th, 2013

Seth's Blog
Feedback on the revised Aquatic Ape Theory (after Marc Verhaegen)
June 4th, 2013

Elaine Morgan, Obituary
The Guardian
July 29th, 2013

Studies and research

Mbeli Bai Gorilla Study
The Mbeli Bai study has provided unique insights into the social organization and behavior of the elusive western gorilla.  The continuous monitoring of individuals (over 400 gorillas) provides essential baseline life history data of this critically endangered flagship species.


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