Re: Dissecting the Aquatic Ape: Bipedalism

Gerrit Hanenburg (
Mon, 15 Jul 1996 12:17:38 GMT

Paul Crowley <> wrote:

>> On the basis of the above mentioned skeletal features associated with
>> knuckle-walking we can at least make the testable prediction that if
>> the LCA was a knuckle-walker,fossils of it will show these features.

>Hopefully, definitive fossil data on this whole area will be available
>within a year or two.

The best we have at this moment is the sample of early hominid
handbones from Afar Locality 333 and 333w (~3.20 Myr).They do not do
not show any indication of knuckle-walking.