Re: Knucklewalking

Erin Miller (
22 Jun 1995 10:31:12 -0500

In article <herwin-2006951944490001@>,
Harry Erwin <> wrote:
>But the evidence seems to be that the earliest hominids were on the order
>of 20-30 kg (female) and 30-40 kg (male). Now granted those figures are
>below the chimps (30-40/40-50), orangs (40/80) and gorillas (80/160), but
>they are above the gibbons (10/10). Are they in the bipedal range? I
>suspect so, particularly if the very earliest hominids were more like
>(10-20/20-30). What's the take of the audience on this?

If the oldest evidence we have is Lucy (anyone know the expected weight
of _A. ramidus_?), we are still missing enough that it is certainly
feasible for the pre-Lucy groups to be in that range (IMHO).


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Erin Miller
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