All posts tagged with locomotion

Primate vertebral numbers

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Between the skull and the sacrum, humans have 24 vertebrae. Well, most humans, anyway. Sometimes humans have a few more or less.

Tracking endurance

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Outside magazine has a long article (“Fair Chase”) describing how some running enthusiasts recruited world-class marathoners to try to run down a pronghorn i...

Ardipithecus proportions

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The composite photo included in the main paper by White and colleagues (2009) is very poorly scaled. For example, the measurements given by Lovejoy and colle...

Ankles of the australopithecines

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Recent University of Michigan Ph.D. Jeremy DeSilva gets some nice press about his work demonstrating that fossil hominins didn’t climb like chimpanzees: