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Title: Man`s erect posture
Authors: Pace, Joseph L.
Keywords: Human evolution
Human anatomy
Issue Date: 1971
Publisher: The St. Luke`s Hospital Gazette
Citation: Pace, J.L. (1971). Man`s erect posture. The St. Luke`s Hospital Gazette, 6(1), 21-25
Abstract: This is an abridged version of a Public Lecture given under the auspices of the Royal University of Malta Biological Society in November 1969. This lecture is an attempt to describe briefly how, when and where Man came by his erect attitude. The groin is a distinctive feature of Man's anatomy. Only in one animal, the gorilla, do we find a tendency towards its appearance. Its formation results from the extension of the iliac crests and the shortening of the anterior border of the ileum. The erect posture of Man marks him off from other animals, lifting him physically above the ground. It affords him improved and new forms of vision, the possibility of speech and gesture, above all manual dexterity. Man's erect posture is in fact the symbol of his biological superiority.
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TSLHG, Volume 6, Issue 1

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