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Our ancestors about 3.5 million years ago had a diet that mainly consisted of tropical grasses and sedges, according to a new study.
Chimpanzee behavior suggests tree-to-ground transition occurred before emergence of ancient humans
Someday a future intelligent organism could sweep away a million years of dust and find the bones of a Homo sapiens and wonder what he was.
In an article published in the open-access, peer-reviewed journal PLoS ONE on October 21, 2009, Dr Thomas Plummer of Queens College at the City University of New York, Dr Richard Potts of the Smithsonian Institution National Museum of Natural History and colleagues report the oldest archeological evidence of early human activities in a grassland environment, dating to 2 million years ago.
Researchers from the Institut CatalÃ de Paleontologia (ICP), from Universitat AutÃ²noma de Barcelona, directed by professor Salvador MoyÃ -SolÃ , publish this week in the prestigious scientific journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, USA (PNAS) the results of their research regarding the find of a new genus of hominoid primate at els Hostalets de Pierola, l'Anoia.
A 6 million-year-old early relative of modern humans apparently walked on two feet, pushing back the origins of so-called bipedalism, according to a new study of a fossil found in Kenya. "I would say at this point it's the earliest fossil hominin that we can clearly identify as bipedal," said paleoanthropologist William Jungers of Stony Brook University, who conducted a quantitative analysis with Brian Richmond of George Washington University of a fossilized femur bone...
A new study provides support for the hypothesis that walking on two legs, or bipedalism, evolved because it used less energy than quadrupedal knucklewalking.
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