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Darwin-L Message Log 5:178 (January 1994)

Academic Discussion on the History and Theory of the Historical Sciences

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<5:178>From boisei@liverpool.ac.uk  Thu Jan 27 10:21:23 1994

From: "Dr. C.G. Wood" <boisei@liverpool.ac.uk>
Subject: Re: tools
To: darwin-l@ukanaix.cc.ukans.edu
Date: Thu, 27 Jan 1994 15:55:43 +0000 (GMT)

Tool use may be a 'bonus' that us lot developed following the acquisition
of bipedalism (but don't quote me on this - tools and walking are
palaeoanthropology's equivalent of "the chicken and the egg"). I just thought
I'd mention that, if the discussion turns to the relative energetic merits
of quadrupedalism and bipedalism, that I could supply a list of recent papers
references by a chap called Peter Wheeler which deals extensively with this
subject and gives strong evidence from aspects of thermoregulation etc.

Chris

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