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  • Paranthropus Boisei: Human Ancestors More Rugged than Originally Thought

    12/07/2013 8:13:09 PM PST · by gooblah · 21 replies
    The Guardian Express ^ | December 6 2013 | Douglas Cobb
    Human ancestors, at least some of them, were more rugged and powerfully built than scientists originally thought that they were, if the most recently discovered bones of Paranthropus boisei are any indication. They had powerful forearms well-suited for climbing trees, as well as being bipedal.
  • Ancient walking gets weirder: Fossils from two human ancestors suggest diversity in gait, stance

    04/19/2012 6:13:53 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 20 replies
    Science News ^ | Monday, April 16th, 2012 | Bruce Bower
    1.5 million-year-old footprints excavated in Africa, initially thought to reflect a thoroughly modern walking style, were instead made by individuals that walked differently than people today do, researchers reported April 13 at the annual meeting of the American Association of Physical Anthropologists. And findings presented April 12 at the meeting revealed the surprisingly apelike qualities of foot fossils from a 2 million-year-old species that some researchers regard as the root of the Homo genus. These reports come on the heels of evidence that a previously unknown member of the human evolutionary family 3.4 million years ago possessed a gorillalike grasping...