chimp bipeds

Alex Duncan (
10 Oct 1995 02:22:38 GMT

Hubey wrote:

>>1) It would be easier for them to adopt the erect stand since
>>the water would support them. Chimps don't have their hips directly
>>underneath them. It's harder for them to stand up erect and their
>>muscles would tire sooner. It would be hell for them to carry
>>anything bipedally. This would not happen in water.

It has been demonstrated (w/ those omnipotent numbers) that chimps are no
less effecient (use no more energy) moving bipedally than quadrupedally.
I'd give you references, but we all know that would be pointless.

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