bipedalism

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the bodily attribute of being bipedal

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afarensis hip bone, lower limb, and foot are unequivocally humanlike and adapted for upright walking.
Since upright walking is both an incompatible response and the appropriate, desired treatment result, it was chosen as the target behavior for the functional analysis.
At least it meant I could stay upright walking up and down the ferry ramp.
Scientists have found evidence of upright walking, or bipedality, in hominid fossils as much as 4 million years old, which is about 1 million to 3 million years after the hominid line split from the ancestors of the chimpanzees and gorillas.
There's nothing exceptional about the way evolution shaped the human lineage, and the hallmarks of humankind--such as upright walking, large brains and language--can be found in varying degrees in other animals, he points out.
While the grasping big toe could move from side to side, there was no expansion on top of the joint that would allow for expanded range of movement required for pushing off the ground for upright walking.
In a later commentary, Wernig noted this outcome was to be expected due to equal amounts of upright walking.
Whether upright walking preceded the larger brain, or vice versa, was still a much-debated issue among scholars.
afarensis don't see climbing and upright walking as mutually exclusive.
Something as simple as carrying-an activity we engage in every day-may have, under the right conditions, led to upright walking and set our ancestors on a path apart from other apes that ultimately led to the origin of our kind," he explained.
Research on the new specimen reveals that advanced human-like, upright walking occurred much earlier in the evolutionary timeline than previously thought.
Photo: Oliver the chimpanzee is notable for his small skull , upright walking and many humanlike habits such as drinking coffee and enjoying nightcaps.
An ancient member of the human evolutionary family has put what's left of a weird, gorilla-like foot forward to show that upright walking evolved along different paths in East Africa.
It seems that the geology of the area has prevented the kind of climatic change that forced hominids from the forest onto the savanna, and into upright walking and other evolutionary developments.
afarensis skeleton for upright walking and exclusive ground travel not to have emerged" remarks anthropologist Owen Lovejoy of Kent State University in Ohio, who studied Big Man's remains.