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UT Austin Anthropologists Confirm Link Between Cranial Anatomy and Two-Legged Walking

UT Austin Anthropologists Confirm Link Between Cranial Anatomy and Two-Legged Walking

Anthropology researchers from The University of Texas at Austin have confirmed a direct link between upright two-legged (bipedal) walking and the position of the foramen magnum, a hole in the base of the skull that transmits the spinal cord. The study, published in a forthcoming issue of the Journal of Human Evolution, confirms a controversial…   » Continue Reading

Extinct Ancient Ape Did Not Walk Like a Human, Study Shows

For decades, the movement of an ancient ape species called Oreopithecus bambolii has been a matter of debate for scientists. Did it walk like a human across its swampy Mediterranean island or did it move through the trees like other apes?