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From 4 Legs to 2—The Hominin Radiation

Lecture no. 20 from the course: Major Transitions in Evolution

From 4 Legs to 2—The Hominin Radiation

Taught by Professor Anthony Martin and 1 others | 31 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Science Course

Examine fossil clues to the first major transition of human evolution: the development of upright walking. Being a biped has many advantages but also some major drawbacks. What body changes allowed early hominins like Australopithecus (including the famous Lucy) to walk efficiently on two legs?

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