Fossils suggest tree-dwelling apes walked upright long before hominids did

The 11.6-million-year-old bones still don’t tell us how members of the genus Homo became bipeds

ancient ape bones

A partial skeleton of an 11.6-million-year-old European ape consists of 21 bones, including one from the lower leg (far right) and another from the forearm (second from right).

Christoph Jäckle

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