Australopithecus afarensis Scapular Ontogeny, Function, and the Role of Climbing in Human Evolution

@article{Green2012AustralopithecusAS,
  title={Australopithecus afarensis Scapular Ontogeny, Function, and the Role of Climbing in Human Evolution},
  author={D. J. Green and Z. Alemseged},
  journal={Science},
  year={2012},
  volume={338},
  pages={514 - 517}
}
  • D. J. Green, Z. Alemseged
  • Published 2012
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Science
  • Climbing Like an Ape Recently, studies of several early human leg and foot fossils have implied that in some early species—even after humans became bipedal—climbing may have still been important. Shoulder bones, which would provide i mportant complementary information, are scarce, however. One of the few examples is from Australopithecus afarensis skeleton (DIK-1-1), which includes both scapula. Green and Alemseged (p. 514; see the Perspective of Larson) provide an analysis of the fossil's… CONTINUE READING
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