From Biped to Strider

The Emergence of Modern Human Walking, Running, and Resource Transport

Editors: Meldrum, Jeff, Hilton, Charles E. (Eds.)

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The inspiration for this volume of contributed papers stemmed from conversations between the editors in front of Chuck Hilton's poster on the determinants of hominid walking speed, presented at thel998 meetings of the American Association of Physical Anthropologists (AAPA). Earlier at those meetings, Jeff Meldrum (with Roshna Wunderlich) had presented an alternate interpretation of the Laetoli footprints based on evidence of midfoot flexibility. As the discussion ensued we found convergence on a number of ideas about the nature of the evolution of modem human walking. From the continuation of that dialogue grew the proposal for a symposium which we called From Biped to Strider: the Emergence of Modem Human Walking. The symposium was held as a session of the 69th annual meeting of the AAPA, held in San Antonio, Texas in 2000. It seemed to us that the study of human bipedalism had become overshadowed by theoften polarized debates over whether australo­ pithecines were wholly terrestrial in habit, or retained a significant degree of arboreality.

Table of contents (12 chapters)

Table of contents (12 chapters)
  • Striders, Runners, and Transporters

    Pages 1-8

    Hilton, Charles E. (et al.)

  • Knuckle-Walking and the Origin of Human Bipedalism

    Pages 9-33

    Begun, David R.

  • A New Hypothesis on the Origin of Hominoid Locomotion

    Pages 35-47

    Deloison, Yvette

  • Functional Interpretation of the Laetoli Footprints

    Pages 49-62

    Schmid, Peter

  • Fossilized Hawaiian Footprints Compared with Laetoli Hominid Footprints

    Pages 63-83

    Meldrum, D. Jeffrey

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
From Biped to Strider
Book Subtitle
The Emergence of Modern Human Walking, Running, and Resource Transport
Editors
  • Jeff Meldrum
  • Charles E. Hilton
Copyright
2004
Publisher
Springer US
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-4419-8965-9
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4419-8965-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-306-47999-1
Softcover ISBN
978-0-306-48000-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 213
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