In our last session of ‘The Human Journey’ we looked at the Australopithecines and how bipedalism can be identified in the fossil record.
This short video by the California Academy of Sciences compares the distinctive gaits of a chimpanzee, Australopithecus afarensis, and modern human, highlighting the trait of upright walking that the latter two share.
Further reading can be found at:
- Hominin Species (Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History)
- Australopithecus (Encyclopedia Britannica)
- Australopithecus and Kin (Nature)
- Human Evolution (Australian Museum)