Re: On the importance of sticks.

Robert Scott (
11 Mar 1995 00:57:16 GMT

In article <> Peter Mitchison, writes:
>When pondering the process by which our ancestors left the relative
>safety of the trees and walked abroad on the savannah,


In article <> Peter Mitchison, writes:
>So having moved our ancestors successfully on to the plains, why did
>they then stand upright? Because they could see further, of course. If

You presume that savannah environments and the evolution of bipedalism
correspond in time. There is considerable evidence that this is perhaps
not so. Fully bipedal hominids may have preferred forests or woodlands
and morphological evidence suggests the were also climbers.