Male faces are evolved for punches
June 10 , 2014
Scientists mentioned that men's faces wouldn't be the way they are today if our ancestors had not slugged them out with their fists, according to media reports. According to researchers, australopiths lived about 5 million years ago and were the first ones to be able to form fists and male faces ended up becoming tougher in areas that were usually hit during a fight.
"In humans and in great apes in general ... it's males that are most likely to get into fights, and it's also males that are most likely to get injured," a lead researcher said.
However, it appears that since that time period, male faces have displayed far less of "protective buttressing" probably because of a lesser need for protection.