|Title||Brief communication: Could Kadanuumuu (KSD-VP-1/1) and Lucy (AL 288-1) have walked together comfortably?|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2012|
|Journal||Am J Phys Anthropol|
|Date Published||2012 Dec|
|Keywords||A. afarensis, bipedality, energetics, locomotion|
The estimated lower limb length (0.761-0.793 m) of the partial skeleton of Australopithecus afarensis from Woranso-Mille (KSD-VP-1/1) is outside the previously known range for Australopithecus and within the range of modern humans. The lower limb length of KSD-VP-1/1 is particularly intriguing when juxtaposed against the lower limb length estimate of the other partial skeleton of A. afarensis, AL 288-1 (0.525 m). A sample of 36 children (age, >7 years, trochanteric height = 0.56-0.765 m) and 16 adults (trochanteric height = 0.77-1.00 m) walked at their self-selected slow, preferred, and fast walking velocities, while their oxygen consumption was monitored. Lower limb length and velocity were correlated with slow (P
|Alternate Journal||Am. J. Phys. Anthropol.|
Brief communication: Could Kadanuumuu (KSD-VP-1/1) and Lucy (AL 288-1) have walked together comfortably?
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