Re: Knucklewalking

Harry Erwin (
Thu, 22 Jun 1995 21:37:08 -0400

In article <3s79vj$>, (Phil
Nicholls) wrote:

> Harry,
> It is pretty much agreed that hominids never knuckle-walked based
> on the morphology of the bones of the hand (I can provide a detailed
> reference if you would like).
I'd love to see the reference. I've looked at Oxnard's book, and Pongo is
even less efficient at knuckle-walking than we would be. I know we're more
bipedal in torso anatomy than Pongo, but my point is that morphology
tracks behavior at some distance, so early A. could have k-walked some
without it being expressed in the hand.

Harry Erwin
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