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Extinct Ancient Ape Did Not Walk Like a Human

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#1    Still Waters

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Posted 27 July 2013 - 09:49 PM

According to a new study, led by University of Texas at Austin anthropologists Gabrielle A. Russo and Liza Shapiro, the 9- to 7-million-year-old ape from Italy did not, in fact, walk habitually on two legs.

The findings refute a long body of evidence, suggesting that Oreopithecus had the capabilities for bipedal (moving on two legs) walking.

The study, published in a forthcoming issue of the Journal of Human Evolution, confirms that anatomical features related to habitual upright, two-legged walking remain exclusively associated with humans and their fossil ancestors.

http://www.heritaged...tudy-show/96849

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Posted 27 July 2013 - 10:42 PM

So how do they explain the 7 million year old Reeboks they found on it's feet?


#3    Jacques Terreur

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Posted 30 July 2013 - 09:42 AM

...a very convincing 7 million year old salesman maybe? :w00t:

I like to take long beach walks in the sunset with my wife until
the LSD wears off and i realize that i am dragging a stolen Mannequin over a LIDL parking lot.





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