Image: Skeleton of a modern human

Skeleton of a modern human

Humans are unusual primates. We walk upright on two legs with the aid of a specialised pelvis, hip and leg muscles and an s-shaped instead of c-shaped spine. Compared to other primates such as chimpanzees and gorillas, we have a short, flat face with a protruding nose and very small canine teeth.

Helen Beare
© Australian Museum

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