fossil foot bones

Alex Duncan (
11 Oct 1995 00:58:39 GMT

In article <> Paul Crowley, writes:

>Since fossil foot bones >3.5 mya are extremely rare, and of most
>uncertain interpretation, this is pious hope. It's not science.

ALL of the fossil foot bones from 3.5 Myr are consistent w/ the view that
early hominids retained pedal grasping abilities. What is unscientific
about assuming hominids w/ grasping feet used those feet for grasping?

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