Re: An alternative to ST and AAT

Paul Crowley (
Fri, 29 Nov 96 10:55:06 GMT

In article <57iif9$> "Gerrit Hanenburg" writes:

> The origin of bipedalism happens to be one of most discussed subjects
> in paleoanthropology. Entire symposia are dedicated to it (e.g. the
> International Symposium of the Singer-Polignac Foundation in Paris
> held from 5-8 June 1990)

Are there any discussions in the literature of the biomechanics
involved in the alteration of the mother/infant dyad from a
quadrupedal to a bipedal gait? They should focus on late
infancy (about 3-4 years of age) when the weight of the infant
would be a strongly inhibiting factor on the ability of the
mother to adopt a bipedal stance.