When and Why Did Humans Begin to Walk Upright

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When and Why Did Humans Begin to Walk Upright

Time: January 30, 2014 from 7:30pm to 9pm
Location: UNM Anthropology Building, Room 163
Street: 500 University Blvd. NE
City/Town: Albuquerque, New Mexico
Event Type: anthropology, lecture
Organized By: Journal of Anthropological Research
Latest Activity: Jan 7, 2014

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The discovery of a 4.5 million year old fossil in Ethiopia and its detailed analysis sheds significant light on the question of when our early ancestors began to walk on two legs.  C. Owen Lovejoy, professor of Anthropology at Kent State University discusses that question and others in his lecture, "A New Kind of Ancestry: New Light on the Earliest Origins of the Human Clade."  In it he explores why humans adopted this peculiar form of locomotion.  He will discuss whether our last common ancestor with chimpanzees also walked upright or 'knuckle-walked' as chimpanzees do.

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