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Unformatted text preview: Form of locomotion and walking on two o Big clue / human factor Bipedality Skull o Foramen Magnum- little hole in bottom of skull; where brainstem come out of that hole and goes to vertebrae -In bipeds centrally located-In quadrupeds in back of skull o Spinal Curvature- s shaped spine-In quadrupeds much straighter o Pelvis shape-(ilia)-More bold shaped pelvis where ilia( flat part) are oriented in an anterior posterior front to back direction-In quadraped- more flattened pelvis; and ilia are oriented in medial lateral direction (side to side) o Femur:-Bicondylar angle The angle the femur produces when articulating with the pelvis-Neck length Neck length longer in biped Shorter in quadraped o Feet-Force of toes important to us-Bipeds have arch and when bones articulated you can see; helps stabalize...
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This note was uploaded on 09/19/2011 for the course ANTH 1001 taught by Professor Tague during the Spring '07 term at LSU.
- Spring '07