Image: Homo habilis foot

Homo habilis foot

Cast of OH 8 partial left foot bones. These1.8-million-year-old bones were discovered in 1960 in Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania. This foot lacks its heel and toe bones but the foot’s arch and general shape are similar to our own and provide evidence that this species’ walking gait was identical to that of a modern human.

Carl Bento
© Australian Museum

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