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Chimpanzee carrying behaviour and the origins of human bipedality

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Why did our earliest hominin ancestors begin to walk bipedally as their main form of terrestrial travel? The lack of sufficient fossils and differing interpretations of existing ones leave unresolved the debate about what constitutes the earliest evidence of habitual bipedality. Compelling evidence shows that this shift coincided with climatic changes that reduced forested areas, probably forcing the earliest hominins to range in more open settings [1]. While e...

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10.1016/j.cub.2012.01.052

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University of Oxford
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SSD
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SAME
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University of Oxford
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MPLS
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Zoology
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Department
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St Hugh's College
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Elsevier
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Current Biology More from this journal
Volume:
22
Issue:
6
Pages:
R180-R181
Publication date:
2012-03-19
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1879-0445
ISSN:
0960-9822
Pmid:
22440797
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English
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pubs:323099
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uuid:cde69a1e-8b90-40cd-bf2d-2d7b7a465035
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323099
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2017-03-29

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