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Wed Jun 27, 2012, 12:22 PM

5. I think "freeing of the hands" was likely an effect rather than a cause of bipedalism.

It certainly was an important event which allowed many aspects of human culture to develop. Bipedalism is a much more energy efficient form of locomotion in terrestrial environments than is chimp style quadrupedalism. As our earliest hominin ancestors spent more time on the ground, evolving bipedalism may have been quite advantageous.

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