Friday, March 21, 2008

Walking upright for 6 million years

National Geographic brings us the news that research indicated that our ancestors might have been walking upright for as long as six million years ago.

6-Million-Year-Old Human Ancestor 1st to Walk Upright?

An analysis of six-million-year-old bones from an early human ancestor that lived in what is now Kenya suggests that the species was the earliest known hominin to walk, a new study says.


The study that the National Geographic article refers to can be found here (behind the paywall at Science), and an Science article about it can be found here (again behind the paywall).

I can't really add anything to this, so please go read the articles.

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