ANTH 130 Grossmont College Ardipithecus Ramidus & Australopithecus DiscussionCourse
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 two hominin species: Ardipithecus ramidus and Australopithecus afarensis. You will accomplish this by answering the following questions.
Before you begin make sure view all relevant reading material so that you can give me informed opinions.
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