On the origin of human orthograde

Aleksandr Bukalov

Abstract


It is shown that orthograde has arisen at primates as adaptation in the conditions of savanna for protection against predators. The offered theory of origin of orthograde explains all known facts including features of relations in society to low and high individuals.


Keywords


anthropology; orthograde; hominid; Homo Sapiens; social conduct

References


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