arabtoday
Last Updated : GMT 09:57:19
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today

Strong, tree-climbing ancient ancestor joins human family tree

Arab Today, arab today

Arab Today, arab today Strong, tree-climbing ancient ancestor joins human family tree

Denver - UPI

One of our early human ancestors was a ruggedly built, tree-climbing creature better adapted to its environment than previously thought, U.S. scientists say. The evidence is a partial skeleton -- including arm, hand, leg and foot fragments -- belonging to Paranthropus boisei, dated to 1.34 million years ago and discovered in Tanzania, they said. The find represents one of the most recent occurrences of P. boisei before its extinction in East Africa, the researchers reported in the journal PLoS ONE. "This is the first time we've found bones that suggest that this creature was more ruggedly built -- combining terrestrial bipedal locomotion and some arboreal behaviors -- than we'd previously thought," said anthropologist Charles Musiba of the University of Colorado Denver, part of an international research team. "It seems to have more well-formed forearm muscles that were used for climbing, fine-manipulation and all sorts of behavior." While P. boisei was known for its massive jaws and cranium, displayed by a skull discovered in northern Tanzania in 1959, the build and skeletal adaptations of the rest of the archaic hominin's body have been unknown until recently. "We are starting to understand the physiology of these individuals of this particular species and how it actually adapted to the kind of habitat it lived in," Musiba said. "We knew about the kind of food it ate -- it was omnivorous, leaning more toward plant material -- but now we know more: how it walked around and now we know it was a tree climber." The partial skeleton suggests the creature stood 3.5 feet to 4.5 feet tall and had a robust frame, he said. "We know that it was very strong," Musiba said. "It's unprecedented to find how strong this individual was. The stronger you are the more adaptive you are."

Name *

E-mail *

Comment Title*

Comment *

: Characters Left

Mandatory *

Terms of use

Publishing Terms: Not to offend the author, or to persons or sanctities or attacking religions or divine self. And stay away from sectarian and racial incitement and insults.

I agree with the Terms of Use

Security Code*

Arab Today, arab today strong treeclimbing ancient ancestor joins human family tree Arab Today, arab today strong treeclimbing ancient ancestor joins human family tree

 



Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today Adidas Originals ‘reinterpreted’

GMT 14:52 2016 Thursday ,01 December

Adidas Originals ‘reinterpreted’
Arab Today, arab today At Milaidhoo Island, Maldives

GMT 08:42 2016 Wednesday ,07 December

At Milaidhoo Island, Maldives
Arab Today, arab today Paris's matchbox apartments

GMT 10:37 2016 Saturday ,24 September

Paris's matchbox apartments
Arab Today, arab today Probe finds coalition 'mistake'

GMT 08:00 2016 Wednesday ,07 December

Probe finds coalition 'mistake'
Arab Today, arab today 'Rookie' Trump must fall into line

GMT 08:02 2016 Tuesday ,06 December

'Rookie' Trump must fall into line
View News in Arabic - Culture: أخبار الثقافة والفنون
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today The summer school raising aspirations

GMT 12:49 2016 Tuesday ,06 December

The summer school raising aspirations
Arab Today, arab today Vanessa Redgrave makes directing

GMT 10:52 2016 Tuesday ,06 December

Vanessa Redgrave makes directing
Arab Today, arab today Indonesia expands protection

GMT 11:39 2016 Tuesday ,06 December

Indonesia expands protection
Arab Today, arab today Pluto's unruly moons

GMT 06:31 2015 Thursday ,04 June

Pluto's unruly moons
Arab Today, arab today Hyundai allows Saudi journalists

GMT 15:14 2016 Thursday ,01 December

Hyundai allows Saudi journalists
Arab Today, arab today Latest Infiniti QX to compete

GMT 13:16 2016 Saturday ,26 November

Latest Infiniti QX to compete
Arab Today, arab today It's a squeeze, but Paris Impressionist

GMT 12:06 2016 Saturday ,03 December

It's a squeeze, but Paris Impressionist
Arab Today, arab today To battle Japanese whaling fleet

GMT 11:53 2016 Monday ,05 December

To battle Japanese whaling fleet

GMT 12:58 2016 Friday ,02 December

Trump, politics on the mind

GMT 13:00 2016 Monday ,05 December

Dubai Women Establishment delegation

GMT 04:15 2016 Thursday ,30 June

World's largest uncut diamond fails

GMT 13:01 2016 Thursday ,01 December

Green groups pressure Spain

GMT 15:59 2015 Wednesday ,27 May

Seoul elevates gardening to high art

GMT 12:39 2016 Saturday ,26 November

Skin patch could help kids

GMT 13:17 2016 Friday ,25 November

Ajman Tourism launches time capsule

GMT 13:12 2015 Saturday ,09 May

Sheikh Sultan opens Sharjah Centre

GMT 09:53 2016 Sunday ,15 May

OMEGA official timekeepers
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today
 
 Arab Today Facebook,arab today facebook  Arab Today Twitter,arab today twitter Arab Today Rss,arab today rss  Arab Today Youtube,arab today youtube  Arab Today Youtube,arab today youtube

Powered and Developed by FilmMatters

Copyright © 2016 Arabtoday

Developed by FilmMatters

© 2016 Arabtoday

arabtoday arabtoday arabtoday
arabtoday
بناية النخيل - رأس النبع _ خلف السفارة الفرنسية _بيروت - لبنان
arabtoday, Arabtoday, Arabtoday