Re: Relative Lung Capacity

Pat Dooley (
10 Dec 1994 01:20:26 -0500

In article <3asm3f$>,
(Aliza R. Panitz) writes:

>I recently saw a drawing of some hominid skeletons, and the most
>striking difference between Homo and Australopithecus seemed to
>be the relative size and shape of the ribcage.

Try measuring the ratios of leg length to height and foot length to
leg length. Then try to demonstrate that Australopithecus was on
its way to become the great endurance savannah runner that we
were allegedly descended from.

Pat D responding to a minor point to make a bigger one.