Upright Walking Tendencies Slowly Anthropology Mi
Beginning in the late Miocene and into the early Pliocene, upright walking tendencies began to develop among the hominin tribe. Upright walking tendencies slowly transformed into obligate bipedalism during the pliocene within the hominin lineage. This shift in locomotor strategy is notably marked by the gradual change in arm to leg ratio that we see when comparing early and later hominins. Early hominins have short legs and very long arms while later hominins have longer legs and short arms.
Your task for this activity will be to compare and contrast the locomotor strategies of the following three hominin species: Ardipithecus ramidus, Australopithecus afarensis and Homo erectus. You will accomplish this by answering the questions below
Use the following resource for Ardipithecus (Links to an external site.) (Click)
Use the following resource for Australopithecus (Links to an external site.) (Click)
Use the following resource for Homo erectus (Links to an external site.) (Click)
Before you begin make sure to view all unit material so that you can give me informed opinions.