Knuckle Walking (was Re: Time Frame: Early Hominids)

James Nicoll (
Wed, 12 Apr 1995 03:23:46 GMT

Is knuckle walking something which evolved once, in a common
ancestor of gorillas and chimpanzees, or did it evolve two or more
times in primate lineages? I'm a bit fuzzy on how chimps and humans
could share a more common ancestor than chimps and gorillas, when humans
and their homo whatever ancestors don't AFAIK show any sign of that
particular adaptation.

James Nicoll

In a few years I won't remember what it was to play
The music of old friends who need to live so far away
But can I taste Northern waters, then forsake them for the South
To feel California's ashes in my mouth