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Sun Jul 12, 2020, 03:56 AM

Human ancestor less of a lean marathon runner


First published 6 July 2020

Scientists found that Homo erectus had a large but short ribcage, similar to Neanderthals, rather than the longer, flatter chest of modern humans

New research on the Turkana Boy, the most complete skeleton of a fossil human ancestor ever found, is changing our understanding of its species Homo erectus

Using imaging techniques, a three-dimensional virtual ribcage of the Turkana Boy has been reconstructed and used to predict the shape of the adult ribcage and the breathing pattern of this adolescent fossil

Scientists found that Homo erectus had a large but short ribcage, similar to Neanderthals, rather than the longer, flatter chest of modern humans

More:
https://www.nhm.ac.uk/press-office/press-releases/human-ancestor-less-of-a-lean-marathon-runner1.html

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