bipedalism
Bipedal Beginnings
Bipedal Beginnings
Tracy Vence | Dec 4, 2013
Re-examination of a thigh bone from one of the earliest putative hominins could impact scientists’ understanding of the origins of human bipedalism, a study suggests.
Book Excerpt from <em>The Accidental Species</em>
Book Excerpt from The Accidental Species
Henry Gee | Dec 1, 2013
In Chapter 7, “The Way We Walk,” author Henry Gee describes the first steps taken by the ancestors of Homo sapiens.
Standing Up for Sex
Standing Up for Sex
Henry Gee | Dec 1, 2013
Humans evolved the ability to walk on two legs because it allowed them to more accurately size up prospective mates. Or did they?
Acrobatic Ancestors?
Acrobatic Ancestors?
Beth Marie Mole | Oct 25, 2012
Amid controversy, hominin shoulder-bones suggest that our bipedal relatives still climbed trees.
Why People Lost Their Fur
Ruth Williams | Dec 12, 2011
The need for ancient humans to keep cool during the day might explain their lack of body hair but not why they walked on two feet.