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Research identifies regular climbing behaviour in a human ancestor

March 31, 2020 - General

A new study led by the University of Kent has found evidence that human ancestors as recent as two million years ago may have regularly climbed trees.
Sterkfontein site [Credit: University of Kent]Walking on two legs has long been a defining feature to differentiate modern humans, as well as extinct species on our lineage (aka hominins), from our closest living ape relatives: chimpanzees, gorillas and orangutans. This new research,…

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