Evidence that humans evolved from a knuckle-walking ancestor

@article{Richmond2000EvidenceTH,
  title={Evidence that humans evolved from a knuckle-walking ancestor},
  author={B. Richmond and D. Strait},
  journal={Nature},
  year={2000},
  volume={404},
  pages={382-385}
}
  • B. Richmond, D. Strait
  • Published 2000
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Nature
  • Bipedalism has traditionally been regarded as the fundamental adaptation that sets hominids apart from other primates. Fossil evidence demonstrates that by 4.1 million years ago, and perhaps earlier, hominids exhibited adaptations to bipedal walking. At present, however, the fossil record offers little information about the origin of bipedalism, and despite nearly a century of research on existing fossils and comparative anatomy, there is still no consensus concerning the mode of locomotion… CONTINUE READING
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