Grandparents: The Key to human success
Grandparents are the key to human success. This fact has been revealed and proved by a number of experiments carried out by various researchers all over the world.
Professor Chris Stringer, the author of “The Origin of Our Species”, said that the elders and ancestors pass on important skills and knowledge to their children and is in turn carried from them to their children. Location of water supply, presence of poisonous food around and important skills as tool making, is transferred from parents to their children.
This has been proved by Kristen Hawkes of the University of Utah, in which a number of studies were carried out on Hadza hunter gatherers of Tanzania. Their grandmothers had important role in foraging food and teaching the skills to children so that they can have healthier life ahead. According to Prof Rachel Caspari of Central Michigan University, “Living to an older age had profound effects on the population sizes, social interactions and genetics of early modern human groups and may explain why they were more successful than other archaic humans, such as Neanderthals”.