Re: Becoming altricial/bipedal

Alex Duncan (
6 Oct 1995 04:14:24 GMT

In article <> H. M. Hubey, writes:

>Why doesn't someone get some chimps let loose on the African
>plains among lions and see how many survive.

Before we waste any time with this, why don't you tell us why it would be
relevant, given that 1) the earliest known hominids were not living on
the "African plains" 2) when hominids did move onto the plains they were
much better armed than chimps, and 3) since hominids are diurnal and most
large African predators are nocturnal, they rarely would have encountered
one another.

Alex Duncan
Dept. of Anthropology
University of Texas at Austin
Austin, TX 78712-1086