One possible evolutionary advantage of a prolonged adolescence in humans is

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    it reduces the amount of food required by individuals when they are young
     it allows skeletal tissue to remain dense while growth occurs
     it prolongs the period for social learning before adulthood
     it is necessary for the proper development of a large brain
asked Jun 29, 2012 in Anthropology by anonymous
    

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it prolongs the period for social learning before adulthood
answered Jun 30, 2012 by Bioshare ~Top Expert~ (34,070 points)



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