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Why did man become bipedal?


Abstract

Bipedalism in primates exists only in humans. A systematic approach was applied to explain the formation of the human way of life, i.e., systems of social relations. A necessary condition for this formation was the transition of the dominance system to the point of bifurcation. This became possible due to the fact that some hominids (hominins) have mastered the skill of armed struggle with each other, which is absent in other primates. This skill required freeing your hands to use the weapons of struggle.

Keywords

bipedalism, system approach, domination, armed struggle, human lifestyle

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