Getting Hip: Babies,Brains and Bipedality in Human Pelvic Evolution: The Panel

Biological anthropologists have long thought that the human pelvis was remodeled from an ape-like [...]form in two stages: an initial reshaping for bipedality in the genus Australopithecus around 5 million years ago, and a second reshaping in early Homo three million years later that permitted the delivery of bigger-brained babies. Surprising new discoveries about fossil hominids and living apes have raised doubts about this whole picture. Experts on the evolution of human anatomy and behavior discussed and debated the meaning of these discoveries.

Hosted by the College of Arts & Sciences on October 21, 2011.

Tags: biology, evolution, cas, Anthropology, jeremy desilva, arts and sciences, steve churchill, karen rosenberg, cheryl knott

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