July 21, 2011

Laetoli footprints prove human-like walk 3.7 million years ago.

Careful research by Liverpool scientists appears to confirm that Australopitecus afarensis (or whichever australopithecine species that left the footprints at Laetoli, Tanzania) walked like us or almost so, rather than in the crouched position that has been long attributed to them.

Discussed at Science Daily.

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