Re: Dissecting the Aquatic Ape: Bipedalism

Elaine Morgan (
Mon, 15 Jul 1996 21:41:05 GMT

n article <> wrote...

I have hair on the backs of my hands and on the proximal phalanx
> of each finger, whereas the last two phallanges of each finger are
> hairless. These latter would have been in contact with the ground
> and possessed knuckle pads had my ancestors ever knuckle-walked.
> Is this a common hss feature?

I thin it's not uncommon. I've noticed it in people.

If so, is it evidence of a knuckle-
> walking lca?
I wouldn't have thought so. If the last phalanges had whorls on them
like fingerprints it would mean something but not just hairlessness.