project . 2016 - 2019 . Closed

MOSAIC

Evolution of the Ape Forelimb: Evidence from Internal Bone Structure
Open Access mandate for Publications European Commission
  • Funder: European CommissionProject code: 703608 Call for proposal: H2020-MSCA-IF-2015
  • Funded under: H2020 | MSCA-IF-EF-ST Overall Budget: 195,455 EURFunder Contribution: 195,455 EUR
  • Status: Closed
  • Start Date
    01 Jun 2016
    End Date
    29 Oct 2019
  • Detailed project information (CORDIS)
  • Open Access mandate
    Research Data: No
Description
Understanding the locomotor behaviour of our Miocene ape ancestors is critical to reconstructing the evolution of walking on two feet, or bipedalism. The Miocene (20-5 million years ago (Ma)) epoch is crucial because it is during this period that the morphological features of living great apes, including humans, were defined. In this respect, Miocene apes show unique morphological combinations that are unlike any living primate, known as "mosaic morphologies", which include derived (ape-like) and primitive (generalised) features more suitable to provide a model from which bipedal fossil humans (hominins) – our direct ancestors – might have evolved. This project ...
Description
Understanding the locomotor behaviour of our Miocene ape ancestors is critical to reconstructing the evolution of walking on two feet, or bipedalism. The Miocene (20-5 million years ago (Ma)) epoch is crucial because it is during this period that the morphological features of living great apes, including humans, were defined. In this respect, Miocene apes show unique morphological combinations that are unlike any living primate, known as "mosaic morphologies", which include derived (ape-like) and primitive (generalised) features more suitable to provide a model from which bipedal fossil humans (hominins) – our direct ancestors – might have evolved. This project ...
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