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In the first time scientists have found people with the "monkey" legs- VIDEO PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 01 January 2013 11:18

In the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences published an article of a group of scientists from Dartmouth College in Hanover, under the direction of Vivek Venkataraman, that anthropologists have discovered the world's first living people, whose feet are similar in structure to feet of monkeys, the tribe of pygmies Twa from Uganda have a feet, like a chimpanzee feet, allowing the pygmies to climb trees is not worse than a chimpanzee. According to Nathaniel Dominy from Dartmouth College in Hanover, previously believed, that ancestors of modern humans- Australopithecus, had stiff ankle and foot curved, did not prehensile, it was a proof, that the Australopithecus were not adapted to climbing on trees and lived on the plains of the forest free, but the discovery of a tribe of pygmies pygmies Twa from Uganda, the feet of which can bend and unbend with the unusually large angle of 45 degrees (see the video at bottom of this article), and a conventional human this angle is 18 degrees, shows, that far human ancestors could not live on the plains and lived on the trees, as do pygmies with "monkey" legs, which can almost vertically, like a monkey, climbing up the tree, THE VIDEO:

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