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What is Bipedalism?

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Topic 1: Why Bipedalism?;Please review the information on the evolution of bipedalism on the following websites;http://humanorigins.si.edu/human-characteristics/walking;http://elucy.org/Main/LessonOverview.html;After reviewing the readings and materials for this week, please address the following questions in your posting to this topic;1. What is bipedalism? What is habitual bipedalism? How is it different from facultative bipedalism?;2. Briefly explain one of the theories put forward by scientist for the evolution of bipedalism.;3. Based your readings, do you think that bipedalism evolved in hominins before or after an increase in brain size? In what way could brain size have been affected by bipedalism?;4. What are the earliest fossil hominins to show physical evidence of bipedalism?;Please make sure that you cite any outside resources in your answer (using APA format).

 

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