Humans may have learned to walk in the trees

2019-03-08 07:03:08

By Bob Holmes EARLY humans may not have walked on their knuckles before they stood up on two feet. Instead, our ancestors walked upright in the trees and then set foot on the ground, according to a study comparing the wrist bones of our closest relatives. Sceptics of this “trees to two feet” idea argue that the ancestor of all African apes, including gorillas, chimps and humans, must have been a knuckle-walker,