The Jinniushan hominin pedal skeleton from the late Middle Pleistocene of China.

@article{Lu2011TheJH,
  title={The Jinniushan hominin pedal skeleton from the late Middle Pleistocene of China.},
  author={Zuliang Lu and D. Jeffrey Meldrum and Y-Y. Huang and Jianjun He and Esteban E. Sarmiento},
  journal={Homo : internationale Zeitschrift fur die vergleichende Forschung am Menschen},
  year={2011},
  volume={62 6},
  pages={
          389-401
        }
}
Bipedalism has long been recognized as the seminal adaptation of the hominin radiation and thus used to distinguish hominins from great ape fossils. Notwithstanding preconceptions and varied interpretations, the distinctive features of the modern human foot and accompanying striding gait, appear to be recent innovations that are largely absent in the earliest facultative bipeds. These distinctive features are mainly components of fixed longitudinal and transverse pedal arches, and of a uniquely… CONTINUE READING

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