Dating early hominids
This would be useful for scavenging for food throughout vast areas.
However, the legs of bipedal animals need to be sturdy enough to support at least 2.5 times their body weight while running.
The pieces of evidence were ordered to be destroyed by high-level administrators to “protect the mainstream chronology of human evolution at the time” according to the court ruling.
This is consistent with the likelihood of early hominin bipedalism.
Bipedal locomotion may have been an adaptation to living in a mixed woodland and grassland environment.
Their adult brain size was about 1/3 that of people today.
As a result, the widest part of the skull of these early hominins was below the brain case.
The allegations stemming from the (AIAA) that the Smithsonian Institution had destroyed thousands of giant human remains during the early 1900’s was not taken lightly by the Smithsonian who responded by suing the organization for defamation and trying to damage the reputation of the 168-year old institution.