Strange pelvis of our 4.4 million-year-old ancestor 'Ardi' reveals the hominid could walk upright like a human AND climb trees like an ape



Humanity's tree-climbing ancestor 'Ardi' could also walk upright just like us, according to a new fossil analysis.
The pelvis of the 4.4-million-year-old skeleton suggests Ardi's species evolved an upright, human-like gait without losing its tree-climbing prowess. 
The study helps settle a long-standing debate about how quickly our ancestors began to amble like humans and shows that ancient hominins didn't have to sacrifice their nimble climbing skills to walk upright.
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'Ardi' - the world's most complete early hominid skeleton - was a female member of the primate... read more

 
3 April 2018 in Science &Technology, Views: 49
Source: Daily Mail
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