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Human domestication and the roles of human agency in human evolution. / Del Savio, Lorenzo; Mameli, Matteo.

In: History and Philosophy of the Life Sciences, Vol. 42, No. 2, 21, 26.05.2020.

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Del Savio, L & Mameli, M 2020, 'Human domestication and the roles of human agency in human evolution', History and Philosophy of the Life Sciences, vol. 42, no. 2, 21. https://doi.org/10.1007/s40656-020-00315-0

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Del Savio, L., & Mameli, M. (2020). Human domestication and the roles of human agency in human evolution. History and Philosophy of the Life Sciences, 42(2), [21]. https://doi.org/10.1007/s40656-020-00315-0

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Del Savio L, Mameli M. Human domestication and the roles of human agency in human evolution. History and Philosophy of the Life Sciences. 2020 May 26;42(2). 21. https://doi.org/10.1007/s40656-020-00315-0

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Del Savio, Lorenzo ; Mameli, Matteo. / Human domestication and the roles of human agency in human evolution. In: History and Philosophy of the Life Sciences. 2020 ; Vol. 42, No. 2.

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