5 The Origins of Bipedal Locomotion

@inproceedings{HarcourtSmith20065TO,
  title={5 The Origins of Bipedal Locomotion},
  author={William E. H. Harcourt-Smith},
  year={2006}
}
Bipedalism is a highly specialized and unusual form of primate locomotion that is found today only in modern humans. The majority of extinct taxa within the Hominini were bipedal, but the degree to which they were bipedal remains the subject of considerable debate. The significant discoveries of fossil hominin that remains in the last 40 years have resulted in this debate becoming increasingly focused on how bipedal certain fossil taxa were, rather than on the overall process. Although the… CONTINUE READING

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