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Apes May Have Evolved Upright Stature for Leaves, Not Fruit, in Open Woodland Habitats

April 13, 2023


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Presented by Michigan News

Anthropologists have long thought that our ape ancestors evolved an upright torso to pick fruit in forests, but new research from the University of Michigan suggests life in open woodlands and a diet that included leaves drove apes’ upright stature. These findings also change the believed onset of developed woodland areas.

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