W2 Archaeology in the News Post

The article that I found for Archaeology in the News this week discussed the way how Homo erectus walked just like us. They discovered the footprint in northern Kenya and analyzed the footprint and noticed that the footprint demonstrated the modern style of walking by humanity. The term is called “Habitual bipedal locomotion” which is how humans today walk, this discovery by the archaeologists can help solidify the constant debate of how our ancestors might have walked and may not have been on all fours, but were in an upright position. The approach for this discovery was experimental and may not be the true fact of how they walked during that time period, but this was a huge step forward in our own way of thinking and making breakthrough research on how the past lived and the experiences they had. This can equate to the way how modern archaeology has evolved and how careful consideration was incorporated in the way how we analyze everything we come across in order to be accurate. This discovery allows many archaeologists to look into the behavior of the Homo erectus and the lifestyle they had in the past. Overall, it is great progression from where we were decades ago to the point we are at now.

Homo Erectus Walked As We Do: https://archaeologynewsnetwork.blogspot.com/2016/07/homo-erectus-walked-as-we-do.html

Uploaded on July 12th, 2016

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