Re: tree-climbing hominid

J. Moore (
Sun, 15 Oct 95 10:10:00 -0500

> If the only choice is between arborealism and bipealism the 50% cut-off
> seems like a good one if we are to use bivalent/boolean thinking and
> terminology as in "bipedal", "not_bipedal", or
> "arboreal", "not_arboreal".

But of course making such a choice is inaccurate, since virtually
all primates, including modern humans, utilise all or almost all
the locomotor variations seen amongst primates, including
bipedalism and various forms of climbing. It is also clear that
there are several different forms of "aborealism".

Jim Moore (

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