My Favorite Fossil: Ardipithecus Ramidus; The First Walker?

(system) #1

This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at

(Cindy) #2

In another thread we are talking about how speech separated us from the other primates but actually, bipedalism was at least as important. It gave us more things to see and thus more need to communicate!

(Phil) #3

And a reason for back pain.

(James Kidder) #4

Sorry, did not know this post was up. One of the other interesting items that might be connected in a peripheral way to early bipedality is the set of potentially hominin tracks from the island of Crete that are around 5 mya. This is a fascinating area of study.

(Randy) #5

Interesting; thanks. Like this?

Thanks for the posts and perspective.