There are a lot of leg-related objects in UCL Museums, so here’s a whirlwind tour of a few of them!
Thanks to a lame leg, King Philip II’s body identified in ancient tomb
Human Characteristics: Walking Upright
Becoming Human: The Evolution of Walking Upright
Walking on two legs distinguished the first hominids from other apes, but scientists still aren’t sure why our ancestors became bipedal
The real reasons why we walk on two legs, and not four
There is fossil evidence that suggests our ancestors have been walking upright for at least six million years. The question is, why did they take up the iconic stance?
Leg Length and the Evolution of Human Stature: Insights from Evolutionary Studies of Tail Length in Snakes