Re: Bipedalism and theorizing... was Re: Morgan and creationists

Richard Foy (
Thu, 18 Jul 1996 21:57:34 GMT

In article <4skh50$>, MSCob <> wrote:
>Re: Methods by which ancestral humans or pre-humans carried infants.
>Don't chimps carry older infants on their shoulders and backs? Pre-humans
>could have carried at least toddlers on their shoulders, even if they
>walked upright, and the toddlers could have held on to their mothers' long
>hair. Small infants could have been tied behind their mothers by vines,
>skins, or even hair, as babies are even today.

I think you are right about the chimps. I believe I have seen
documentaries on this.

Do you think long hair evolved as a result of toddlers being carried?

I wonder if the earliest hominids had the capability of using vines,
skins and hair as you suggest or are you thinkin of later hominids.

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