The fossil remains of a group of small human like apes have been found in Germany, and according to experts their bone-structures look like they might have been walking on two legs like us
Early European ape ancestors might have walked on two legs
Text and drawing by Frits Ahlefeldt
Archaeologists have found a few remains of early apes living in Southern Germany approx. 11.65 million years ago in a climate that was much warmer than today.
To the surprise of the scientists some of the bones of the apes are formed in ways that made them more useful for walking on two legs, than climbing in trees.
If these early more human-like apes really walked on two legs it will make them the oldest bipedal walking, hiking ape ancestors we’ve found so far, and it will push the date for when our ancestors started walking upright back from around 5 million years ago to around 11-12 million years ago.
The Guardian: Story about the Bipedal apes found in Germany
Wikipedia: Danuvius guggenmosi apes
Keywords: history, pre-history, early humanoids, hiking, walking, ancestors, Germany, archaeology, prehistoric hiker
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