Re: Human Language.

Al Curtis (
Sun, 22 Dec 1996 15:32:24 GMT

"John Waters" <> wrote:

>Peter Crowley <> wrote in article
>> Hunting is most unlikely at this time. The A-piths
>> certainly did not have the anatomy for it; neither IMHO
>> H.erectus.

>JW: This is interesting, Peter. Just what sort of anatomy
>is needed for hunting?

It seems clear, as a result of research conducted by Alan Walker and
others, that due to secondary atriciality in newborn H. erectus
babies, the species had to have had a diet very rich in protein.
Unless H. erectus spent all its time locating kills from which to
scavenge scraps, hunting was clearly a primary occupation of the