Dating early hominids

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It also made it easier to hold babies and to tend to their needs.This would be useful for scavenging for food throughout vast areas.However, the legs of bipedal animals need to be sturdy enough to support at least 2.5 times their body weight while running.It has been suggested that bipedalism was selected for because it made it easier to see long distances when moving over areas covered with tall grasses.This would have been a useful advantage in scavenging for food and watching for big cats and other predators in open environments.

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