UBNow recently featured Nicholas Holowka's human paleontology class where students examined skeleton displays depicting the evolution of human bidepedalism.
The course provides an in-depth survey of the human fossil record, including the anatomy and behavior of the many ancient human species that have walked the earth since humans' last common ancestor with chimpanzees.
Students are able to compare the bones of humans (right) to those of chimps (middle) and macaques (left).
Students examine bone fossils for clues to the evolutionary processes that led to the unique human form of bipedal walking.
Published February 22, 2022