Reflections on the footprints of the hominids found at Laetoli.

  title={Reflections on the footprints of the hominids found at Laetoli.},
  author={Valerio Capecchi},
  journal={Anthropologischer Anzeiger; Bericht uber die biologisch-anthropologische Literatur},
  volume={42 2},
  • Valerio Capecchi
  • Published 1984 in
    Anthropologischer Anzeiger; Bericht uber die…
The prints of Laetoli are of considerable interest with respect to the evolutionary development of the foot and of the human mode of progression. The placing of the prints, with one foot behind the other and the absence of an angle of gait may be due to the condition of parallelism of the guides of the astralagus, an archaic characteristic, which, however, also occurs in the Olduvai foot and in other very old human astragali, but which also occurs sporadically in present-day feet. It is also of… CONTINUE READING

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