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Why Did Our Ancestors Start Walking Upright? Ancient Terrain May Hold Clue


Science & Tech  (tags: ancient, archaeology, discovery )

Marty
- 457 days ago - csmonitor.com
A prevailing hypothesis is that they were prompted by climate change. As African forests declined due to temperature fluctuations some 2.5 million years ago, the hypothesis goes, our australopithecine ancestors descended from the trees and ventured out



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Patricia Long (1)
Monday May 27, 2013, 2:23 am
Interesting theory. Thanks, and noted.
 

Danuta Watola (1194)
Monday May 27, 2013, 2:35 am
noted.
 

Frans Badenhorst (551)
Monday May 27, 2013, 2:45 am
interesting post Marty....
 

Lynn D. (0)
Monday May 27, 2013, 3:09 am
Most interesting, thanks for sharing with us!
 

Kath P. (10)
Monday May 27, 2013, 3:27 am
When you stop hanging around in trees you need to be upright to see over the tall grasses.
 

Gloria picchetti (286)
Monday May 27, 2013, 4:01 am
But have we evolved?
 

Fi T. (16)
Monday May 27, 2013, 5:16 am
THe evolution of living things is highly related to their habitat
 

John D. (45)
Monday May 27, 2013, 12:30 pm
Interesting...
 

Mari Garcia (51)
Monday May 27, 2013, 1:29 pm
Makes a lot of sense to me. I think there was a combination of factors as to why humans ended up being bipedal.
 

Nelson Baker (0)
Monday May 27, 2013, 3:59 pm
Thank you.
 

Gloria H. (88)
Monday May 27, 2013, 4:24 pm
Allan H:
sounds like you are flying under the radar of SPAM ALLERT!
 

Birgit W. (144)
Monday May 27, 2013, 4:37 pm
Thanks.
 

Ro H. (0)
Tuesday May 28, 2013, 3:14 am
ty
 

Patricia H. (468)
Tuesday May 28, 2013, 3:16 am
noted
 

ewoud k. (73)
Tuesday May 28, 2013, 5:02 am
Might be, looking forward to the consequences of the next climate-change.....
 

Sara T. (3)
Tuesday May 28, 2013, 11:05 am
Interesting! I think the new hypothesis is appropriate to the hominids developing upright walking.
 

Dot A. (133)
Tuesday May 28, 2013, 11:36 am
this next millenium may proof to be the catalyst for changes we have yet to imagine,...

life is always interesting,... (and keeps us on our toes, too, Lol)
 

Birgit W. (144)
Tuesday May 28, 2013, 2:28 pm
Noted.
 

Robert Hardy (67)
Tuesday May 28, 2013, 9:47 pm
Very possible... and makes more sense if you consider the diversity of environments....
 

Sergio Padilla (62)
Sunday June 9, 2013, 4:07 pm
Cool
 

Melania Padilla (178)
Tuesday June 11, 2013, 12:51 pm
Love evolution!!!
 
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