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From Biped to Strider

The Emergence of Modern Human Walking, Running, and Resource Transport

From Biped to Strider
Author
Meldrum, D. Jeffrey (EDT)/ Hilton, Charles E. (EDT) 
Publisher
Kluwer Academic Publishers 
Publication Date
Apr, 2004 
ISBN
030648000X or 9780306480003
PAPERBACK 
213 Pages
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The study of human bipedalism has been overshadowed by many polarized debates. One dispute concerns whether or not australopithecines were wholly terrestrial or retained a degree of arboreality. Another deliberation focuses on the bipedalism of australopithecines compared to modern humans: was it similar, intermediate in nature, or unique? Because of the preoccupation with discussions such as these, the significant fact that modern human walking is more than locomotion on two legs has been underemphasized. This volume focuses on the pattern and process of the transition to the modern form of human locomotion, with its adaptations for a striding stiff-legged gait, efficiency of running, and economy of resource transport. This emerging group of contributors spanning the fields of anthropology, biology and anatomy debate issues such as: -When and in what sequence did these morphological traits appear? -What were the changes in the bio-behavioral complex of hominin locomotor evolution? -What were the implications for the enhancement and expansion of hominin mobility?

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