Kristi Lewton is a biological anthropologist and evolutionary anatomist, and teaches human gross anatomy as an Assistant Professor at Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California. Her research focuses on the evolution of primate locomotor systems in general, and the origins of bipedality in our lineage in particular. She studies the anatomy and biomechanics of human and non-human primate hindlimbs to understand the evolution, function, and development of these structures, integrating both comparative and experimental approaches. She has also conducted paleontological fieldwork surveying for early hominin fossils in Ethiopia and South Africa.
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Grandmother Fish is a child’s first book of evolution. The book engages a young child’s imagination with sounds and motions that imitate animals, especially our direct ancestors. It’s our story of where we came from, told so simply that a preschooler can follow it.
From an evolutionary viewpoint, Wilson argues, altruism is inextricably linked to the functional organization of groups. “Groups that work” undeniably exist in nature and human society, although special conditions are required for their evolution.