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Research Article

Laetoli Footprints Preserve Earliest Direct Evidence of Human-Like Bipedal Biomechanics

  • David A. Raichlen mail,

    raichlen@email.arizona.edu

    Affiliation: School of Anthropology, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona, United States of America

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  • Adam D. Gordon,

    Affiliation: Department of Anthropology, University at Albany–SUNY, Albany, New York, United States of America

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  • William E. H. Harcourt-Smith,

    Affiliations: Department of Anthropology, Lehman College, Bronx, New York, United States of America, Division of Vertebrate Paleontology, American Museum of Natural History, New York, New York, United States of America

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  • Adam D. Foster,

    Affiliation: School of Anthropology, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona, United States of America

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  • Wm. Randall Haas Jr

    Affiliation: School of Anthropology, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona, United States of America

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  • Published: March 22, 2010
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0009769
  • Published in PLOS ONE

About the Authors

David A. Raichlen, Adam D. Foster, Wm. Randall Haas Jr
School of Anthropology, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona, United States of America
Adam D. Gordon
Department of Anthropology, University at Albany–SUNY, Albany, New York, United States of America
William E. H. Harcourt-Smith
Department of Anthropology, Lehman College, Bronx, New York, United States of America
William E. H. Harcourt-Smith
Division of Vertebrate Paleontology, American Museum of Natural History, New York, New York, United States of America

Corresponding Author

Email: raichlen@email.arizona.edu

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: DR ADG WEHHS. Performed the experiments: DR ADG. Analyzed the data: DR ADG. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: ADG WEHHS AF WRHJ. Wrote the paper: DR ADG WEHHS AF.