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    The evolution of Bipedality



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    "Bipedality, the ability to walk upright on two legs, is a hallmark of human evolution. Many primates can stand up and walk around for short periods of time, but only humans use this posture for their primary mode of locomotion.Fossils suggests that bipedality may have begun as early as 6 million years ago. But it was with Australopithecus, an early hominin who evolved in southern and eastern Africa between 4 and 2 million years ago, that our ancestors took their first steps as committed bipeds. Yet scientists still know little about the circumstances that led to this trait’s emergence."




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    Well, the question in evolution is, what advantage did the change impart? I can only guess that, living on an open plain, that it provided early hominins better sight lines, of both prey and predators.

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