Monday, 27 August 2007
The foot and other evidence from the lower limb provide clear evidence for bipedal locomotion
A 3.3-million-year-old fossilised remains of a human-like child have been unearthed in Ethiopia's Dikika region, providing an opportunity to study the skeletal remainns of a child.The body was believed to be covered soon after death by floodwater and has remained preserved in a block of sandstone, taking a team lead by Zeresenay Alemseged, five years to excavate.
The cranial evidence indicates a slow, indicating a gradual development with an extended childhood, which is regarded as a very human trait - probably to enable our higher functions to develop.
The foot and other evidence from the lower limb provide clear evidence for bipedal locomotion.