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From Biped to Strider The Emergence of Modern Human Walking, Running and Resource Transport

Edited By: DJ Meldrum and CE Hilton
213 pages, B/w photos, figs, tabs
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
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Focuses on the pattern and process of the transition to the modern form of human locomotion, with contributions from anthropologists, biologists and anatomists.


1. Striders, Runners, Transporters.- 2. Knuckle-walking and the Origin of Bipedalism.- 3. A New Hypothesis on the Origin of Hominoid Locomotion.- 4. Functional Interpretation of the Laetoli Footprints.- 5. Fossilized Hawaiian Footprints Compared with Laetoli Hominid Footprints.- 6. In What Manner Did They Walk on Two Legs? An Architectural Perspective For the Functional Diagnostics of the Early Hominid Foot.- 7. Bipedalism in Homo ergaster: An Experimental Study of the Effects of Tibial Torsion on Locomotor Biomechanics.- 8. The Running Fighting Dichotomy and Hominid Evolution.- 9. Exploring the Locomotor System of a Biped through a Behavioral Ecology and Life History Perspective.- 10. Age, Sex, and Resource Transport in Venezuelan Foragers.- 11. Mobility and the locomotor skeleton at the foraging to farming transition.- 12. Uplifted Head, Free Hands, and the Evolution of Human Walking.

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Edited By: DJ Meldrum and CE Hilton
213 pages, B/w photos, figs, tabs
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
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From the reviews of the first edition:

"The aim of this volume is to present a variety of analytical approaches that reveal how human bipedality facilitates and limits patterns of landscape use, mobility, and resource collection. a ] Importantly, given the diversity of the intended audiences a ] clearly stated hypotheses and illustrations make potentially complex anatomical analysis accessible to the non-morphologist." (Philip L. Reno, Human Ecology, Vol. 34, 2006)

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