Bipedal behavior and the emergence of erect posture in man.

@article{Sigmon1971BipedalBA,
  title={Bipedal behavior and the emergence of erect posture in man.},
  author={B. A. Sigmon},
  journal={American journal of physical anthropology},
  year={1971},
  volume={34 1},
  pages={
          55-60
        }
}
  • B. A. Sigmon
  • Published 1971
  • Biology, Medicine
  • American journal of physical anthropology
  • Bipedal behavior is present to some degree in most of the higher primates. Field studies of living pongids have shown that an upright stance and various types and degrees of bipedal progression are not uncommon and are thus presumably advantageous. Bipedal behavior similar to that in living pongids could also have been, and probably was, present in pre-hominids. As the environment of the pre-hominids changed, the increased use of bipedalism was of survival value. That is, it was a behavioral… CONTINUE READING
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