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Torturous terrain behind human bipedal evolution?

Archaeologists at the University of York say challenging terrain could have been the driving force behind our earliest ancestors leaving the trees and becoming upright bipeds. Writing in the journal Antiquity, the researchers suggest that our upright gait may have its origins in the rugged landscape of East and South Africa which was shaped during […]

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Humans Took First Steps In Tree Tops

Scientists at the University of Liverpool, UK, say that our ability to walk upright developed from foraging for food in forest tree tops and not from walking on all fours (knuckle-walking) on open land. The new theory is quite different from the traditional notion that walking developed slowly after our ancestors moved out of the […]

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